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I am scheduled to have surgery on my left foot in October and then the right at a later date.
I am considering cancelling the appointment due to all the horror stories I have read.
Has anyone had the Austin Bunionectomy done recently who can give me some advice.
I would appreciate any information on this.
Thanks

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  1. It is now almost 8 weeks since I had surgery on my right foot (it wasn’t necessary on my left). I was a bit concerned after hearing those horror stories too, but the pain has been quite minimal. In my case, a dissolvable screw was used, so there was not a second procedure to remove it. Also, the sutures used were absorbable, so only a small stitch at either end of the incision had to be removed. I have been following the doctor’s orders carefully and have had good success so far. It will be another four weeks or so before I can get back to running, kickboxing and wearing heels. So, not to worry!

  2. : I am scheduled to have surgery on my left foot in October and then the right at a later date. I am considering cancelling the appointment due to all the horror stories I have read. Has anyone had the Austin Bunionectomy done recently who can give me some advice. I would appreciate any information on this. Thanks Hi there. I know it’s a little late to be answering your email, but I just stumbled upon your sight. At this very moment I am recuperating from a bunionectomy. I,too, heard many horror stories, but I had to get it done. It was nearly as bad as I had heard. In fact, the only pain reliever I took was advil. I just had my 6 inch screw taken out of my foot yesterday. I am afraid to start walking on my foot, as it is still swollen and somewhat painful.It also bled quite a bit after the screw removal. I am contemplating when to have the right foot done. It is nit as bad as my left foot was, but it us bad. It will have to be done. Please email me and let me know if you went through your surgery. I am anxious to speak with someone in my same situation. mIf you did go through with the surgery, how long was it until you could wear shoes? Please write soon. Thanks…Iris from PA.

  3. Hi, Carmela! I had bunionectomies done on both feet at the same time a year ago, and feel it was well worth it, even taking into consideration the 2 month recovery period. I’m a mountain climber, and found I could start “hiking” on the sides of my feet 3days after the surgery (wearing the goofy sandals you’re required to wear, naturally!) The key is to start walking early on and never look back. sure, there’s a little pain, but nothing like the pain that brought you to this point! One year later, I’m once again climbing mountains, and my feet feel better than they have for years. Hope you have the same kind of success! I am scheduled to have surgery on my left foot in October and then the right at a later date. I am considering cancelling the appointment due to all the horror stories I have read. Has anyone had the Austin Bunionectomy done recently who can give me some advice. I would appreciate any information on this. Thanks

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