Wednesday, August 19, 2009

After Bunion Surgery, Some Info

Instead of knitting, I decided to post about something I discovered about post-bunion surgery. Maybe this will be a help to others?

I'm still dealing with lots of swelling in my foot since being allowed out of my Orthopaedic walking boot that I had to wear for about 7 wks. after having bunion surgery. This has been a point of concern for me, because I really wasn't anticipating all this. I used to work as a nurse's aide, so I have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. My mind started wandering to all sorts of things, none of them good. Did I have an infection? Did I have cellulitis? Was my body trying to reject the surgerical "hardware" in my big toe? I told you I was dangerous.

Just in case you're wondering, I did call my doctor's office and they're aren't overly concerned about it. In fact, they were rather nonchalant about my problems/concerns. So, I visited the wonderful world of the Web and I found something that answered a lot of things for me.

Your Orthopaedic Connection: Bunion Surgery

According to this article, it looks like I might have to deal with some edema for about 6 mons. I wish that my Dr. or someone from his office would have clued me in.

Well, that's the good thing about hand-knit socks, they don't cut off my circulation like store-bought ones & they have a lot of give, so they will fit my big foot. It looks like I'm going to have to finish knitting the mates for all my single socks.

Happy knitting........

Kiwi Baby Sweater and Hat