On 1 March 2013, after almost two years since my doctor’s referral, I had surgery to correct my bilateral hallux valgus. A bunionectomy – or as I like to call it a Bunion Removal Procedure, or BuRP if you will.
I got my sutures (stitches) out a couple of days ago. It felt so good to have the bandages off after 11 days.
Warning: If you are squirmish, then you might not want to look at all the pictures.
So, contrary to my recent nightmares, my feet do look different (in a good way) to before. My bunions are gone and my toes realigned. There’s at least 4 more weeks of healing to go though.
I can now also answer “Yes” to the question “Do you have any metal inside your body?”. Apparently they used screws in my bones to realign the toes – that would’ve been a nice-to-know before I happened to spot it in the post-op x-rays. Only because I’m a nosy bugger and I like to know these things about my body!
My feet feel a little naked now without the wadding of bandages covering them. But that’s ok, they still have the super duper Darco shoes to hug them… (I’m actually going to get a new pair today and they’re actually going to be in my size and you know what else – they’re going to match! Wowsers.)