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Old 08-28-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Cary NC
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Had bunion surgery this summer. I had bunions on both feet and a bunionette on the right foot. Chose to do the right foot first. I had heard so many horror stories so was very nervous. Everything has gone great still have some swelling if I am on it too long but expect that to continue to improve. I went to Carolina Foot and Ankle specialist very pleased!! Looking forwrd to no pain in that foot
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Good luck. Worked great for my sis --not so much for me.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Good for you.

I had bunion surgery done on both feet at the same time back in '97. I was back to work in a week, with a wheel chair, and driving before I was supposed to. The recovery went well and I haven't had any throbbing since
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Wow, I wish I could have it, but really cannot take the time away from work, since there is a skeleton crew there, and a big company conversion about to happen. I hope when I retire, Medicare will pay for it and I will have all the time in the world to recouperate from it.
I hate not being able to wear cute shoes!
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Cary NC
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I hope you can have the surgery too, hopefully you don't have to wait until you retire (unless that's soon). I look forward to buying some cute shoes

Cynwldkat- what kind of problems have you had after surgery?
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:41 PM
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I had bunion surgery on my right big toe last week(8 days ago). I returned to the doctor for post-op checkup 3 days after surgery and swelling was minimal. I noticed though in the ensuing days that swelling appears to have increased and closer to the big toe....strange...also, i noticed today that my toe nail is starting to show discoloration...a yellowish color...doesn't look like a good sign. I am scheduled to visit the doctor again this Thursday. Anyone have similar experiences? Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Had bunion surgery this summer. I had bunions on both feet and a bunionette on the right foot. Chose to do the right foot first. I had heard so many horror stories so was very nervous. Everything has gone great still have some swelling if I am on it too long but expect that to continue to improve. I went to Carolina Foot and Ankle specialist very pleased!! Looking forwrd to no pain in that foot
I had my left one done years ago and everything went well with me as well, but the swelling lasted close to 6 months. My daughter had hers done last winter, the swelling lasted about 3 or 4 months (some that was) she is having the second one done in a few more months. I don't think it is horrible surgery by any means, I just was not fully expecting the recovery to take so long and I wasn't aware how long feet and legs can stay swollen. good luck, you will be fine..

Nita
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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I am having the surgery in May and I'm just mortified. The only good thing is he promised plenty of Oxycodone and I know that four times my normal dose kills just about any pain. I had sever pain before my back surgery and I can't imagine anything more painful than the way my back was. It felt like I had glass in my back and razorblades referred to my legs. I'm just afraid. I hear mixed opinions about the pain.
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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I had bunion surgery January 29th which also involved removing a bone spur. I'm 5 weeks out and am starting to feel it healing. Arianna 108, the pain was relieved with good drugs! Advil also worked well fo rme. The best advice I can give is to be patient. I can only put pressure on my heal so I am still using crutches and...get a scooter! It's a life saver. I wouldn't consider doing it without having one. There are so many different types of bunion issues and surgeries so best to trust your doctor. I was in the velcro shoe after 2 weeks and my foot was wrapped in some type of stiff wrap. At 4 weeks that was removed and I went in a removable velcro splint that attaches around my big toe and foot. I can now get it wet and was told to clean it with soap and water. It's still swollen and looks huge but I put ice on it as much as I can and keep it elevated when possible. For me, it's more agrevating not being able to get around yet. I hope to be able to walk flat footed in 2 weeks. Doc said I should be back in regular shoes 10 weeks from surgery. Let me know if you have any questions. Since I just had it done, I hope I can help!
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am having the surgery in May and I'm just mortified. The only good thing is he promised plenty of Oxycodone and I know that four times my normal dose kills just about any pain. I had sever pain before my back surgery and I can't imagine anything more painful than the way my back was. It felt like I had glass in my back and razorblades referred to my legs. I'm just afraid. I hear mixed opinions about the pain.
Unless it is very complicarted bunion surgery, it just isn't that painful and the Oxycomdone will do wonders. Just don't overdue it. I took it when having knee replacement a few months ago. The doctor didn't give me that much. I could have had less pain has I asked for a few more pills, but I decided no pain meds are that good for us, so I was just happy with what I had and was careful how many I took in a 24 hour period.
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