The First Week

Surgery Day

My surgery was on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. I went under the knife around 12/1 PM and it lasted 2 hours. I woke up with no pain because the anesthesia was still lingering. I was able to go home shortly after, it was an outpatient surgery. I was nauseous at night.

foot splint
The post surgery splint which I need to wear for the next 2-3 weeks.

Post Surgery

Post surgery I was couch ridden at my parents living room with my foot elevated EVERY SINGLE DAY. I used ice packs regularly. I was prescribed pain killers and something for inflammation.

I didn’t feel pain until the afternoon of the next day. The 2nd and 3rd day post surgery were the worst in regards to pain. The pain concentrated in the areas I highlighted in red below. I could not gauge whether the pain was coming from my bones or tendons but it was extremely painful. On a scale of 1-10 the pain was at a 10. At the end of the first week I started to feel pain at the head metatarsal/in that area.

My first toe was numb until the 3rd day. On the 3rd day I regained feeling at the tip of my toe. Towards the end of the week I started to feel a lot of tingly sensations throughout my left foot.


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