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Old 01-20-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Dorsal Bunion Surgery - in 2 weeks

I am worried about having bunion surgery in two weeks. Like others, I have a trash bag of shoes I cannot wear. I'm down to Dansko clogs. The golf shoes hurt. Cannot get my feet into my ski boots. No high heels. Even my sneakers hurt. My bike shoes are ok, but those are hard to walk in with those pesky steel clips !
But it is hard to guage pain. I read the posts and wonder if I'll feel worse after the surgery. I'm doing both feet, consecutively, so I worry about how long I'll be out of the game. Will I play golf next summer? Will I ski next winter? Will I bike this year? Will I get fat as a butterball waiting to move again? Will my feet really be better than now, or will they be worse?
I've heard that the "other bunion surgery" is the bad one and that this dorsal bunion surgery has a quicker recovery, less pain, better results.
I sure hope so.

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Re: Dorsal Bunion Surgery - in 2 weeks

When you say "dorsal bunion" are you talking about a bump at the main joint of the big toe? And what exactly have they said is your diagnosis and the name of the procedure they are doing?

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Re: Dorsal Bunion Surgery - in 2 weeks

I had that joint fused on Oct 28th and so far so good. I spent a lot of money on footwear in the past year or so and still had sore feet. It was very depressing.

What are you having done?

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Re: Dorsal Bunion Surgery - in 2 weeks

annieup - I had bunionectomies on both feet last year, although one at a time. The first in Aug and the other 5 weeks ago. So far, so good for me. The pain that I had on the sides of my big toes and under the balls of my feet are gone and my first foot is very comfortable in all of my shoes. My surgeon said it will be a year after the second surgery before I can consider the recuperation period over.

So there is some good news out there, and if you're in a lot of pain now, I think it's worth the effort of surgery.

~ Jill

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