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........

A Little Lavender Shrug