Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bunion update

Today Ken took me to the podiatrists' office where they removed the first cast, took some xrays, and put on a new hard cast in the color of my choice, blue. Up until today I haven't had too much pain, but the new cast constricts all my toes and forces my second toe down. I must say, I am feeling it a bit. Luckily I am well supplied with pain pills.  

The day after surgery in the first cast - above, three days after, below.

A view of the stitches after one week right before the new cast went on. 

Back home with the new cast on.

My squished toes.

My podiatrist, Dr. Cobb, said I should expect six weeks for recovery - that is how long his father in law, who needed bunion surgery, had to stay in Albuquerque before he was allowed to return home to Spain. 

If all goes well, in one more week I will get the second cast off. Then I will be done with the crutches and can move on to the boot and we will be that much closer to getting back to the boat.  


  1. Wow..Sorry but this looks scary!! I need to get tailor's bunion removed and after seeing your picture i am freaking out! Why do u have 3 scars and why is the cast up to your knees? How do you take showers? Thanks for posting and wishing you a fast recovery!! :)

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