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Non related update

Had pretty major hallux rigidus fusion surgery on the opposite leg big toe about 5 1/2 months after the THR - had previously had bone spurring and calcium growth with a couple of surgeries to trim the bone over the last 25 years. This was more a complete clean out and restructure.

The foot recovery makes the hip recovery seem like a walk in the park. More painful, FAR less mobility - zero weight bearing for six weeks, and just now beginning to feel the big toe and ball - 10 weeks!

So, in comparison of what a pain in the xxxxxxx ... hip - easy, foot - awful!
 

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I've heard that about foot surgery! I'm 3 weeks post THR, right side and also have hallus rigidus on left great toe! But, if I wear the wider shoes I am not really bothered by it. I have been advised not to have surgery unless it gets so bad I'm limping or can't push off at all on that side. It is hard to stand up from a half-kneel stance, but I am working around that. Good luck with both of your recoveries (hip and foot)!
 

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Well that's interesting. I hope once recovery is over that the end result is well worth the pain.
 

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:skep: You've been keeping a secret...that's a big deal! I know, none our bizness... but I've heard that's a very rough recovery and might be different appendage and different leg, but certainly would have gained my sympathy.
Hope you have been elevating it and are now doing better.
I read it can be 6 months to heal? :sigh:
 
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Thanks, All!

Feeling ok ... glad medical professionals are taking such good care of me! Way great our generation has been given such extraordinary opportunities to return to normal.

Positive outlook!

Walkabout tonight in downtown ... “Gallery Night.” Mobility increasing, again.

Back to the gym, soon!
 

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@ForumUser ouch! Well, it sounds like you are getting a "toe up" on the recovery. It sounds very painful. Modern medicine is a real blessing..

Once in a while I think about where I'd be if I lived in the 1800's :old:
 

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You're doing well, @ForumUser
I see you're coming up on nine months already, a week from tomorrow.
Way great our generation has been given such extraordinary opportunities to return to normal.
We're really blessed in this fact. Many of us would be in a wheelchair at far too young an age. Makes me very thankful for the opportunity of a second chance!

Thanks for your contributions here. Have a great rest of the week!
 

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