Posted by Andy Ruigh
on December 15, 2000 at 22:18:30:
In Reply to: Re: Moreton's Neuroma Foot Surgery posted by helen walker on December 12, 2000 at 07:00:32:
I wasn't told anything about the danger of removing more than one at a time. It sounded like my doc does 2 at a time often. What you say gives me something to be on the lookout for. I had general and local, so I was asleep for the whole thing, which I am thankful for. The 2 last times in my life I had general (wisdom teeth and a non-malignant tumor in my tibia) I came out puking! This time it just triggered a headache. The nurse in recovery asked me if I wanted a shot of demoral. I couldn't say yes fast enough! It helped the headache.
I just had the stitches removed today. He says everything looks good. He anticipates I will have some pain for another 4-6 weeks. I can toss the crutches aside and put on a tennis shoe and actually get to wash that foot! He still recommends to keep elevating and icing it. There are a lot of weird feelings in the foot, because of the nerves playing tricks on me. It feels like there is a hard, thin piece of plastic under my toes and between two toes. I guess the nerves really get their signals crossed. Everything is still swollen. My toes don't look "real". With the stitches between them, it looks like someone "Frankenstein'd" me. It is an interesting experience.
Good luck. Since today is the 15th, I'm assuming your surgery was yesterday?