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I am 3 weeks post-op austin bunionectomy on my left foot. I was very nervous before the surgery and even considered cancelling because of the extreme anxiety I was having. I am in a surgical shoe (have been since day 1), and have been weight bearing the entire time. The pain has not been nearly as bad as I thought it would be! I have survived on ibuprofen and tylenol the entire time. My doctor gave me a prescription for Vicodin, but I never needed it. The worst part (for me) has been the frustration and boredom that comes with not being able to do all of my normal activities. I am going back to work on Monday, but will have to take it easy when I go back. The length of time you will need to be out of work will depend on the type of surgery you are having, as well as your job.

My podiatrist says once I am completely healed (which will be months from now), I will be able to wear whatever shoes I want without fear of the bunion coming back - perhaps this is because I have a permanent screw holding the bone in place?? Not sure what the weather is like in your area, but I planned my surgery in May so as not to have to deal with the snow and ice of NY during the winter months. Also, I have been able to sit out on my deck and enjoy the nice weather. I think I would have gone completely nuts if I was trapped inside the entire time.

Good luck!