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Has anyone had a neurectomy?

(87 Posts)
FeetStreet Thu 25-Jul-13 22:13:59

Hi, I'm booked in for a foot neurectomy and have been told it will be very painful... I'd be really grateful to hear anyone else's experiences as it's come along quickly and I'm nervous!

FeetStreet Sat 17-Aug-13 22:23:31

Sorry you're lacking energy today, footle. It's still not been long since your op, so I'm sure it's natural. Will you be able to rest tomorrow?

The days are going quite slowly over here, and whenever I think of what day it is I'm a couple of days ahead of myself...

The pain is much better today, thanks. I think I must have overdone it yesterday as it felt swollen inside, so I made a concerted effort again to keep it raised. I've played more games of 'Guess Who?' while lying down with ds today than I care to remember! It's a bit limiting.

FeetStreet Sat 17-Aug-13 22:27:09

Forgot to answer the question: I'm realising that the ten minutes really amounts to a loo trip, getting a drink for children, tidying something quickly in every hour, considering how long it takes to do everything now, so I don't think I've gained as much activity time as I'd imagined!

FeetStreet Sat 17-Aug-13 22:29:06

What sorts of activities are you managing to do, out of interest?

FeetStreet Sat 17-Aug-13 22:51:35

Sorry I'm going to break to record for number of posts in a row (killing time before going to bed). Realised I didn't answer your other question: today I've kept mine above heart level,
on top of four cushions, but not at night asleep.

jchocchip Sat 17-Aug-13 23:57:30

Glad the pain is better today feetstreet. I've been pottering about today and a trip out to big tesco. Just realised that my foot is not hurting! Hope this carries on tomorrow. Have felt sick and dizzy though which may be a side effect...

Footle Sun 18-Aug-13 13:51:47

jchoc, isn't naproxen one where you need to take a stomach-protecting drug as well ? Have a look at the leaflet if you feel ill. Good that it's working.

FeetSt , my activities .. well, first I have a quick sprint up Blencathra, then come down for a game of netball.. Actually I can only describe it as pottering. A bit of cooking, emptying dishwasher, reading, knitting, computer, and yesterday got a lift to a cafe and met a friend. It was pouring down when it was time for my lift home, so I had to ask for a carrier bag to tie on over my bandage and velcro shoe. I want to try a bit of a walk outside today but it's raining again and I'm not sure I want to repeat that particular fashion statement.

I am making sure to wander around the house as much as possible - stairs are fine if I take them slowly. Sounds as if you're making good use of your ten minutes !

FeetStreet Sun 18-Aug-13 21:29:07

grin to your new fashion statement footle! As if the white compression stockings aren't enough! (Everyone has to wear those, right?). Those activities sound like the right level of excitement to me. I've been taking little walks along our road and back just to get my heart going, which has been exhilarating.

Sorry your medicine seems to be making you sick and dizzy, even if they're stopping the pain, jchoc. Are they for taking long-term?

Footle Sun 18-Aug-13 23:22:34

FeetSt, can I PM you ?

jchocchip Mon 19-Aug-13 00:12:13

grin at the fashion statement! I'm only taking naproxen for 4 weeks and gp was emphatic about not taking them on empty stomach. I'm half way now. Hoping that they will do the trick but if not will get a referral from gp.

jchocchip Mon 19-Aug-13 00:14:12

Gp did say they might make me sick and he could give anti nausea if req. I'll see how it goes tomorrow.

FeetStreet Mon 19-Aug-13 09:43:44

Yes, of course Footle. Oh that sounds tough, jchoc. I hope the nausea improves as four weeks of it is unpleasant. But the naproxen could fix your foot for good?

Footle Mon 19-Aug-13 21:14:17

More walking today, quite a lot more, and it's quite sore at the mo. And most of the time an achy numb pins and needles feeling, which I expected as the nerves , or what's left of them, settle down. Just hope it will go away in time. I had to carry an 18 month old friend for a short distance today, awkward with a walking stick in the other hand.

FeetSt , my anti DVT stocking is a fetching navy blue - perhaps because I had the op in a private hospital ? I've taken the damn thing off now and am relying on movement and low-dose aspirin. You can have it if you want... You haven't had one on each leg have you ?

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