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Old 12-08-2017, 02:29 PM   #1
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Hammer Toe Surgery

Wasn't sure which board to place this question so here goes.
My wife will be having surgery for a hammer toe / bunion that is affecting her walking. Has anyone here had that surgery? Tell me what to expect? All I know at this point is that it's generally a 6 week recovery period.

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Old 12-10-2017, 08:59 PM   #2
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Have not had it myself but literally feeling her pain a coworker had it done a few years ago and 6 weeks with crutches was her recovery. Also know an another acquaintance and aunt that had it done. Six weeks recovery is about what they both had. Coworker was on crutches that time but got around ok...just on crutches... so no major activity and somewhat limited but overall,ok. All of these people stated the "down time" sicked but neither regret it and say it was worth having it done and all wished they had done earlier....which makes me feel sort of like a fool in pain Not sure if this helped and I'm a bit envious as I'm too chicken to have it done. With that said everytime it causes me pain I cringe for not only myself but my mother 30 years older and never had it done (if you could see her barely walk you would understand).... have her do it, get through the 6 weeks of suck and then carry on with life without the pain!

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Old 12-11-2017, 08:17 AM   #3
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Have not had it myself but literally feeling her pain a coworker had it done a few years ago and 6 weeks with crutches was her recovery. Also know an another acquaintance and aunt that had it done. Six weeks recovery is about what they both had. Coworker was on crutches that time but got around ok...just on crutches... so no major activity and somewhat limited but overall,ok. All of these people stated the "down time" sicked but neither regret it and say it was worth having it done and all wished they had done earlier....which makes me feel sort of like a fool in pain Not sure if this helped and I'm a bit envious as I'm too chicken to have it done. With that said everytime it causes me pain I cringe for not only myself but my mother 30 years older and never had it done (if you could see her barely walk you would understand).... have her do it, get through the 6 weeks of suck and then carry on with life without the pain!
Thank you Jenn - I keep mentioning to my wife it's about her future quality of life we both love to hike and walk. She is a Nurse Mid-Wife so she is on her feet all day. She's going to get it done in early February.

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Can't speak from experience, but when you consider the six week average recovery time to how long they have been suffering from the condition, it doesn't add up.
I had knee surgery a few years back for a torn meniscus (cartilage) in my knee, and what would have been physically excruciating before is a joy now (walking/hiking).

Most people put off this things because of fear, but once they have it done they realize the fear is usually built up in their own minds.

Hope all goes well when the time comes!

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mE JUST BEING STUPID ..........gotta make sure the shoes are the right fit ...etc, etc ...can,t play Hockey anymore ..tried a couple of weeks ago , Xl skate killed & the other foot dragged ...scared no .its the down time & the meds & the strong possibly of surgery on one or two knees .
I just keep tripping, stumbling , falling , want someone around to help me up ><> the Golden Years ...well just get pissed on / that what,s the golden years are at this age ........... try 17 to 22 yo fu cking everything & anything

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mE JUST BEING STUPID ..........gotta make sure the shoes are the right fit ...etc, etc ...can,t play Hockey anymore ..tried a couple of weeks ago , Xl skate killed & the other foot dragged ...scared no .its the down time & the meds & the strong possibly of surgery on one or two knees .
I just keep tripping, stumbling , falling , want someone around to help me up ><> the Golden Years ...well just get pissed on / that what,s the golden years are at this age ........... try 17 to 22 yo fu cking everything & anything
Thanks everyone - no one answers a question like Clammer Hang in their buddy.

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ADDDDDDD today to the fuster cluk .......... went digging today wind & cold was a new experience for me ............ the two of us nitwits ,got totally smashed by the wind ..we couldn,t even make it up a little grassy hill ................D U M B ........................got just enough for a tease to eat / good thing I don,t eat them ><><
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