Monday, January 21, 2013

Week 4- Bunion Infection Right Foot

This Friday will make 4 weeks post op on my right foot bunion + 2 hammertoes. I have an infection. It's painful and uncomfortable. For the past 2 days my foot was throbbing and I had itchy sensations. My foot was bight red on top on on the underfoot. Finally, some pus and blood cam out of an area that wasn't fully healed when the stitches are removed. I knew I had an infection.
My doc was surprised I got an infection this far into recover. He prescribed me strong antibiotics that make my stomach hurt so badly! After one full day on antibiotics, my foot hurt so badly that I had a take a Vicodin.

Here are the pics. If your wound(s) look like this with the symptoms I had, call your doc immediately:


And finally, hold onto your lunch, these pics are really gross:






12 comments:

  1. I recently had hammer toe surgery on my left foot (2n and 3rd toes). I never had any pain but I still walk with a limp...I am approaching 3 weeks post op. I am very thankful for your blog. I still have to do my right foot. I am looking forward to your updates.

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    1. Hi Keda! You win a prize for being the first viewer of this blog to post a comment. Here's a hug (((((((HUG))))))). Thank you!
      How is your healing process going to date? It is great to hear you had little pain and I'm sure your limp will get better over time as you add more pressure to your foot and become more comfortable with your newly straightened toes. Good luck with your right foot. Please continue to read and post!

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  2. Hi, I'm 28 yr old single mother. I work full time as an auditor for a bank in Dallas, Tx
    I'm also a full time student. I have wanted to get these procedures for years now. I'm very happy to have stumbled across your blog..I have a few questions that I hope you don't mind answering. Should I speak with my insurance company first? Did your vo workers take notice if so did you tell them what procedure you had done? How do you feel now since it's summer time? I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you big hug :)

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    1. Honey, thank you so much for your interest in my blog! You should definetly speak with your insurance company first. You shoudl budget for all out-of-pocket expenses related to the surgery. For instance, I had to pay $1600 per opertaion to cover the surgical room fee. Thats because HIP only cover the room fee for surgeries done in a hospital. Plus, i had to budget for my medications, which was abotu $200 over the course of both surgeries. I was upfront with my co-workers abotu my surgery, it is a very close-knit office and I knew I would be out of work for many weeks. They were all supportive and many were very interested. I invited them to read about my bunion and hammertoe surgery. I feel FABULOUS as summer has approached in NYC and I am showing off all of my toes. My scarring is coming along and will continue to improve. Most importantly, my nuinon and hammertoes do not hurt. The pain I feel in my right foot is more related to residual surgical discomfort. My right foot sometimes feels stiff. During those times, I soak my feet and masssage them in Vitamin E oil. I am happy that I chose to alleviate my bunions and hammertoes by way of surgery. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!! I will post an update of my feet soon so that you can see my progress.

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  3. Hi everyone I just recently had bunion surgery I will have 3 weeks since surgery tomorrow. I wanted to know how soon after surgery u beggan to soak ur feet? Also to Keda I would start speaking with your insurance because I had 0$ share of cost. Thanks for setting the blog up.

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    1. Hi Gloria, I just noticed the comment you posted on my blog! I'm sorry I didn't see it sooner. I'm sure you're soaking your feet my now, however you can start as soon as your first bandages are removed, even if the stitches are still in. I hope this helps. Best of luck in your recovery. Please share!

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  4. How are you on July 19 2013 I had bunion repair on both sides of my left foot, I also had my 2nd, 3rd and 4th hammertoe repaired. I an.m in severe pain can't stand and if I do stand or walk with the walker the pain is excruciating. My question is how long will this pain last? Will I be able to wall anytime soon ? How long should I stay on bed rest ? I thank you for you help.

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    1. Hi there, I am so sorry to hear that you are in so much pain! I understand completely. My left foot caused me SEVERE pain for the first 1-2 weeks. I could not walk, stand, nor sit up. I was being wheeled to the bathroom in an office chair. I could not sleep through the night. What helped was stronger pain meds. I was switched from Tylenol with codeine, to Vicodin. It saved my life. However, you should NOT stay on bed rest too long, per my doc. You HAVE to get up and start putting weight on your foot so that it doesn't stiffen up. Also, if your bandages have been removed, you can soak your feet in Epsom salts and warm water, it is so relieving. Best of luck to you and keep in touch!

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    2. I had both my feet done and I was told no weight Bering until the fith week which was just this past Thursday. My best advise is speak to ur dr cause the type of technique he/she use will determine the amount of weight Bering you are allowed to use. I went from Vicodin to oxycode cause the pain was to severe to handle.

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  5. Bummer. Have you told your foot doctor you are having so much trouble with the recovery? That does not look good.

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  6. Feet is also our main organ on which we move we also have to do proper take care of it. Do consult certified podiatrist for better treatment.

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