Wednesday, February 8, 2012
3 Months After Surgery
Wow, so far I am about 70% happy w/ my decision. The unhappy 30% has to do with the soreness, tightness, painful (2-3 times a week/when wearing narrow shoes/when it rains/when it is cold), and of course the scars which continue to improve; however, very slowly. This has definitely been way more extensive than what I anticipated. I thought that by month three I would be feeling pretty normal and the scars would be almost transparent but oh boy, was I wrong. Improvement is definitely evident week after week but not as fast as I'll like to. My 3 toe is my biggest concern because of the folding skin. I saw the doctor 2 weeks ago and he assured me the skin will reabsorb since it has nowhere else to go. However, I remember reading a post on Dr. Silverberg's blog( ishttp://www.bestpodiatristnyc.com/common-misconceptions-about-foot-surgery/) stating that extra skin doesn't reabsorb. He said, extra skin remains extra skin. However, he did mention that there is a small exemption if hammertoe and corn removal where both performed on the same toe. I really hope this is my case! My toes are definitely shorter and I found out I am a size 8 and 8 1/2 (I always wore 7 1/2, what was I thinking), however, I've gone to buy shoes and 8 1/2's are way to big and most 8's causes my foot to slip right out of the shoe. I'm so confused, has this happened to anyone?