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Offline Basquo

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« on: January 20, 2009, 07:07:13 PM »
Here's what my foot look like without the bandages. Lots of bruising and swelling, but I now have a "E" or "D" width instead of 4E. The X-ray was pretty cool, too; I got to see the screw and the staple that have rehaped the deformity known as significant bunions.

I ran into one of the Admin secretaries on the way to the doc's and she said she was having her bunion removed arthroscopically, and would only be out of work 1 day...huh??  But she's not having the osteotomies as well so bully for her. Mine was some serious shit...

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Offline ademas

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Re: Frankenfoot
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 07:09:30 PM »

Offline anniebc

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Re: Frankenfoot
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 07:26:35 PM »
Well whoever did the op has done a damn good job, hope it doesn't hurt too much..and there's something sexy about a man with a scar..very butch looking.. ;)

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Offline BT65

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Re: Frankenfoot
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 08:49:04 PM »
Yuck.  I don't think I ever want to have that surgery now.

And yeah, the scar thing can be sexy, but on the foot? (not saying anything against you Cr8on, I'm sure you're sexy) ;)
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Offline Basquo

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Re: Frankenfoot
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 10:39:19 PM »

Yuck.  I don't think I ever want to have that surgery now.

B--the first three days afterward I was regretting it, trust me! But I'm glad I did it now. I was to the point where all of the sudden I would just have horrible pain and start limping. I've put on weight since I haven't been able to do my walking, an integral part of slimming down in 2007, maybe in a couple of months I can get back to that. Also, I not only had to look for wide-width shoes, it had gotten to wear I could only wear 1 brand affordably. And New Balance does NOT make any dress shoes that I've been able to locate. This foot was the most deformed, so I'm hoping now I might at least be able to buy a nice dressy pair of shoes.

It wouldn't have gotten better, only worse, so I decided to do it now while I'm employed, have insurance and can afford to do it.

Maybe you don't need the extensive corrective surgery I had to have. Like I said earlier, evidently they can do some treatments arthroscopically, with less downtime. If it's within your means, and reasonable, you should think more about it.

Today they took the wrappings off and redressed it. It's not like I have to do it myself, and look at this everyday.  I would've been crying for those first few days if I had to look at it!

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Frankenfoot
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 09:43:16 AM »
Looks like it is healing nicely. You will be up and dancing in no time.

Offline BT65

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Re: Frankenfoot
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 10:22:52 AM »
Yeah, artheroscopically wouldn't be bad (I've had a few abdominal surgeries done that way), but on my foot?  I need those to walk! I do have to watch the shoes though, because of the bunion.  I just wear a toe-spacer for the big toe that goes under the other ones, to keep it in check.
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Frankenfoot
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 11:04:24 AM »
It does look like it's doing well.  Did they remove the nail polish for you, or did you do that before you went for the surgery?  ;)
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Offline minismom

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Re: Frankenfoot
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 11:29:40 AM »
Since your left foot is now smaller width than your right foot, we know which one you'll put in your mouth ;D 

It does look like it's healing really well.  Will you have to buy 2 pairs of each style shoe in different widths?  When do we get to see the pictures of you with your copper highlights and your macked-out cane?

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