one down, one to go…

April 8, 2008 at 1:56 am | Posted in health, life | 2 Comments
this was what they looked like on Friday morning…..and this on Monday afternoon…..

I had one bunion done. I had a chevron bunionectomy. So far, so good! Totally happy with and impressed with my doctor. The time was right. I have known for years that I will need to do this surgery. I found this doctor a few years ago, and he was highly recommended. Now I found out that he is retiring from surgery in 2 months. yikes! so I just needed to go do it. He says I will be in running shoes in 2 weeks, and then I will be doing the other foot in 2 weeks from now so I will finally have decent feet! yeah!
Partly I am posting this on here, since I had such a hard time when I hunted for things on the internet about bunion surgeries, and people’s experiences with them. But mostly I found the bad stories. So hopefully here will be a good one, which is what I am feeling. 🙂
I went in on Friday and had the surgery, and yes, took lots of pain meds over the weekend. But I woke up this morning with it feeling much better. I had taken it really easy for three days, and had been really good keeping it elevated. It paid off. Today was great.

emmett with me at the post-op visit this morning….

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  1. Hi! I'm on the verge of taking the plunge and getting my feet done, but all I read are horror stories and I'm wavering. Can I ask, now that you're over a year post-op, what are your results? Are you still happy? How long did it take you to be able to function? I'd really appreciate any btdt info you might be able to share. Thanks in advance!
    Maureen

  2. Hi Maureen,
    yes it is over a year, and I am so happy that I did it!!! I have teeny hairline scars, and great looking feet. My only regret is that I kinda slacked off on doing the PT exercises on my second foot, because I was kind of sick of it by then. Now I don’t have full-range of motion in the joint, but it is still FAR better than what I had.
    I will upload a photo of my feet soon, and how they look now, so check back again. How long before I could function? I was in regular shoes again in a few weeks… ‘functioning’ though, within a week or two.
    Keep in mind… sure it hurts. it is surgery. but it only lasts for a bit, and then you won’t have any regrets!
    feel free to ask any more questions!
    ~Lindsey
    PS my neighbor just did the same surgery a month ago, and is so happy she heard my story too!


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