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About to have 1st of 2 surgeries and have several questions

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Old 12-29-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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Question About to have 1st of 2 surgeries and have several questions

After being told 15 years ago that because of my Fibro, I wouldn't ever go thru any of the foot surgeries since it would have to be repeated - now it seems I'm going to have to go through it on BOTH of my feet! I have very bad bunions which have moved my big toe far over to the other side on both feet plus my little toe has tried to curl around underneath the toe next to it. I'm told that also on one foot that soe of the toes are also needing some work becuse of my bunion. This was all told at such a fast rate that I didn't get it all down, so I' very lost as to exactly what's going to happen to me.

Could some whose been thru this tell exactly what I can expect, please?


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Old 01-01-2010, 12:16 AM   #2
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Re: About to have 1st of 2 surgeries and have several questions

MissBunny - I had a bunionectomy on my left foot in August and just had a bunionectomy on my right foot a few weeks ago. I won't lie - it's a long, slow healing process, but it's worth it. I wouldn't get both feet done at once, but there are some here that have done that and are okay. My surgeon won't do both at once because he wants to make sure the patient is happy with the surgery on one foot before doing it on the other foot.

The surgery and recovery depends on what type of bunionectomy you have, and that depends on how bad your feet/toes are. I had a lapidus bunionectomy, shortened 2nd metatarsal and gastroc recession. These 3 procedures are to help get all my toes aligned correctly and loosen up tendons. I had general anesthesia and stayed overnight in the hospital one night. I went back to work parttime after one month with the first surgery, and am expecting the same with my other foot.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

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