Well, I didn't chicken out - just had cheilectomy on my big and baby toes of my right foot. Thought I'd share the experience. My surgery was very easy and I went home feeling very positive. I guess I wasn't prepared for pain. I had Vicodin, which I thought would prevent pain, but soon stopped taking it, because, although it took the edge off, it made me horribly nauseous. The Dr. told me to take Benadryl in the event of nausea, but that just knocked me out. So I switched to 600 mg of Motrin on Saturday. Friday the foot throbbed despite ice, elevation and Vicodin. Saturday it didn't hurt unless i had to get up and walk to the bathroom (which is all I tried to do). Sunday was real progress - no pain when walking to the bathroom, and finally I could take a shower today (witb a protective boot). However, the foot swelled up and was throbbing from all this excitement! I can't imagine how an older person, or fragile person could do this alone. I have to wear a protective shoe and walk on my heel and I could not even do that at all until Sunday. I just crawled to my destinations for those two days. Every day is better, so I'm feeling hopeful. I think the stitches come out on Thursday. I have truly graduated to the quintessential couch potato! I am addicted to game shows, American Model and all the HGTV Flip your House, etc. shows. So far, I am still sane. I have to have the left foot done, and will probably try to hold off until next winter.
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2/18/08 at 2:22pm