Posted by Lady with bunions
on July 09, 2000 at 08:44:40:
In Reply to: Re: Need to have Bunion Surgery posted by Joanne on July 07, 2000 at 02:25:47:
: I am 19 years of age and I had Bunion surgery on the 20/6/00. Which is almost 3 weeks ago. I'm not too sure about your condition because of the arthritis and bone separation, but I personally can say that I am quite happy with the results already. I had the operation done by an orthopedic surgeon. I went and had my first post op checkup last Saturday where my bandages where taken off for the first time and my feet look great. I was in a bit of pain for about the first 4 or 5 days, but it was easily helped by using cold ice packs to help the swelling go down and keeping my feet up also helped. I can now walk, altough fairly slowly, with very minimal pain I'm wearing the post op shoes too. In my case I also has 2 hammertoes repaired as well, so i have pins in my 2 second toes. I am sure if I did not have this done as well I would be walking fine. I am due to have the stitches and pins removed on the 29th of this month. Which will make the recovery period 6 weeks in total. If I just had the bunions done it would have only been 4 weeks. I cannot say wether I am 100% happy with the way the surgery has gone yet because I'm still in recovery but I am happy with things so far. I hope this has helped you. PLease feel free to let me know if you have any other questions.
JoAnne...glad you are doing great. Please keep us posted as to your further recovery. How long will you be in the shoes? Take care.