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Toe Surgery [Oct. 21st, 2008|05:23 pm]
I am having my toe fused next Wed, Oct 29th. That means I'll be in a boot for Halloween and not heels, but it will be worth it to be done with the swelling and pain.

[User Picture]From: anomalous_girl
2008-10-22 02:10 am (UTC)
How do they fuse your toe? Will it still be mobile after it heals or just stick straight out? Is that under a local anesthetic or general? How long are you off of work? I am sorry that you have to go through more surgery right now.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-22 03:35 am (UTC)
They will open up the top of my toe and put in a metal pin to the top of the bone and sew back up the top of the toe. It will no longer bend at the last joint down, but otherwise will move normally. Because the tendon is torn out of it, that is the only option to get it to stop swelling and hurting. It is on Wed, and I go back to work the next Monday. I'll be in a special boot for 2-3 weeks but it depends on the followups on how I'm doing how long it will be for. It's an outpatient surgery.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2008-10-22 02:51 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-22 05:09 pm (UTC)
It will be amusing to see how I walk with surgery on the foot of the good leg. It's a whole new style of gimp.
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2008-10-22 02:59 pm (UTC)
Maybe a spat for the boot that looks like a high heel?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-10-22 03:00 pm (UTC)
ROFL! That is a hilarious suggestion with a huge boot cast.

I'm thinking that I WILL be on drugs, so that part will be true inside out acting.
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