It has been one month after my bunion surgery. Not much changes over the last two weeks, but the swelling is almost completely gone and the bruising has mostly faded off.
As the skin becomes lax, it also starts to peel off a bit, especially around the soles. On the whole, there is not much discomfort now except for a little tightness around the big toes. I asked my doctor if there’s a need to take an xray to confirm that the bone has healed. Dr Sean said that as long as the pain and swelling subsides, the bone should be healing fine. As it is for me, tThe bone probably does not need immobilsation anymore, but just to be safe, we need to wait out the standard 6 weeks.
I have gone back to work (in the clinic). Pain is only felt if I walk more than 200m at one go, carry heavy stuff or walk down the stairs. Apparently, walking is not a bad thing. I just have to keep it to under 200m, no heavy stuff, no walking down the stairs every time. I mostly take the taxi, not so much because of the distance to the bus stop or train station but more to avoid the risk of getting my feet stepped on in a crowded bus or train.
My gait could be a lot better if I were wearing normal shoes, but the bandage needs and sandals need to be on for another two weeks, just to be certain. Thankfully, the healing process has been progressing very well. My doctor has set a date for the removal of the bandage and transition to normal footwear on 8th March 2019 (can’t wait).
However, my doctor also told me not to do any running until 3 months post-op. Let’s hope I don’t put on too much weight. My weight has been quite stable so far. Lucky me. Liposuction would be a lot more painful.