Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Most Recent Pics...

I just took these pictures. If my feet look shiny it's because I just rubbed Vitamin E oil into them haha to heal the skin and moisturize them. It'll be 30 days tomorrow since I had my surgery on May 31. THEY'RE STILL HEALING AND SWOLLEN!!! :-)


This is what I do when they're swollen

This is the scar on the right's shiny from the moisturizer, but you can still see that it looks damn good!!

I couldn't be any happier with my results :-D

Flips Flops: Day 1

Today I went to the Arlington Racetrack with my mom, sister, cousin Tony, Auntie Ro, and nani. It was fun except I lost about 6 dollars. None of my horses won! I also wore flip flops for the first time since my surgery! My feet still aren't "pretty..." because the scars are still red and all awkward looking and the skin is still coming off. I had to wear bandaids over where the flip flop straps went over my scar because it's sensitive. As for the shape of my foot, it's normal! However, I found myself hiding my feet. I've been doing it for 20 years...always hiding my feet and hardly ever wearing flip flops, especially in public because there are so many people; so now I have to get used to the fact that there's nothing to be embarrassed about anymore! It'll just take time.

My feet have been going between being swollen and not in the blink of an eye. I keep my feet down and a little bit later they start hurting and if I push on my toes it feels water is being retained between my skin and bones. Ugh.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Swelling Stinks!!

Today was pretty busy for me!! Starting yesterday, I had the doc appointment, then I went shoe shopping with my mom and bought a new pair of cute shoes. Then I went out for dinner to The Cheesecake Factory with my good friend, Kelly. Today I went to my nani and grandpa's house and they taught me how to make meatballs!! I asked them last week because I've always wanted to know their recipe. Even though I really didn't DO anything except mix up the ingredients, now I know all the stuff that goes in them (yeah don't ask for the's top secret!). Then my mom, sister, Uncle Anthony, cousin Andrew, Auntie Ro, and cousin Tony came over and we al had pasta and meatballs for lunch. Delicious :-)

After lunch I went for my haircut which turned out very cute. Then I went to call my mom to pick me up to discover that my phone had died. Literally. Not from batteries, it just decided to stop working!! I haven't dropped it or anything and it's only 8 months old!!! Instead of asking the hair salon to use their phone (long I decided to walk home since, by car, it's only about 3 minutes away. Yeah...3 minutes in the car is about 25 minutes by foot. Add into the equation 2 swollen, recently-operated on feet, and a bloody blister from my new shoes, and it was hell. The heat didn't make it more enjoyable either. By the time I got home, my feet were the most swollen I've ever seen and they hurt horribly. I iced them for about 2 hours, kept them elevated, and took an anti-inflammatory. That helped, but they still really hurt. I have them tightly wrapped in bandages to control the swelling too. Tonight I went for dinner with my mom and sister to Culvers. I was supposed to go out with one of my friends from high school but my feet hurt way too bad.

As for the dry skin...I exfoliated in the shower again for about 15 minutes and my feet look amazing!! Haha I massage Vitamin E oil into my feet and they're super soft and healthy. The scabs that formed over my incisions/scars are almost completely off (I can peal them off since they and all of the surrounding skin are dead). It's nasty but it's so nice seeing completely fresh skin. From what I can see, the scars don't even look like scars!! Since he used dissolvable stitches, I won't have the rail-road look, it'll just be a faint line on the side of my foot. Anywho, I can feel my tootsies hurting again so I'm gunna ice em for a while before bed.


Monday, June 26, 2006

3rd Post-Op

It's been 26 days from my surgery and I just got home from my third post-op visit. I took final X-Rays and the doc said they were perfect and exactly what he wanted. He told me that my bones are about 95% healed and that I can start exercising, running, all that. He also said that I can wear flop flops as long as I'm not in a really crowded place because direct trauma still poses a threat. He said that nothing I can do will make the healing process go faster. All that will heal them is time. The scabs from my incisions are starting to fall off and the dry skin is coming off more everyday. He said all I have to do is wait for the swelling to go down, the skin to heal (the incisions are completely closed up now), and to get my confidence and range of motion back. He also said that I don't need to bandage my foot during the day, only at night when swelling is the highest. He said that the bones are healed but now the soft tissue (aka skin and muscle) needs to heal. So...yay :-) back to normal (almost...hehe)!!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Food Network, 3rd Post Op, and Disappointing Meteorologists

Today was my cousin Rosemarie's birthday party. It was fun, she did a Giada (from Food Network)-inspired menu. It was good except she ran out of bread (ROSEMARIE WHAT WERE YOU THINKING????!!! haha). My family on my mom's side is 100% Italian, and together (about 15 of us), we can devour LOAVES of bread in one sitting. Haha but overall the food was really good and it was a fun party.

Tomorrow is my third post-op appointment with the doc. All I'm expecting is a quck exam to make sure everything's healing normally (which it is), more X-Rays, and the go-ahead to wear flip flops. Nothing exciting I'm sure. I'll letcha know how it went tomorrow. Before that, my mom and I are going to breakfast.

Well...a storm's a brewin' outside! Supposedly Chicago is going to have thunderstorms for the next 10 dyas according to the ever-reliable weather channel. I should be going for meteorology instead of speech pathology. All I'd have to do is sit twiddling my thumbs and do nothing since the weather channel's predictions suck and reflect the work of their staff...haha ok sorry...rambling...

Saturday, June 24, 2006

I Wuv My Doggie

I love my dog...haha these are some pics I took about 3 days ago :-) I've been able to play with her much more lately since #1 I can walk in gym shoes and #2 my feet are loosening up and becoming stronger each day. I even took her to the forest preserve with my mom 2 days ago and walked around the whole thing (about a mile) and they didn't start hurting till about 2/3 into it. That's the same day I went to Oakbrook with my friend, Kelly. That's definitely the reason they hurt me so bad yesterday, and, as I predicted, my feet are much better today. I just needed a good day and night of rest.

I'm just taking it easy all day, maybe laying out by my pool later, cleaning my room, maybe going to the movies tonight with my mom and sister. Because of my surgery, I can't work this summer. I can't stand for very long so there goes most jobs, and I can't have a sedentary job because a 1 1/2-month stint at a REAL job is virtually impossible to find. PLUS we're going to Niagara Falls in August before I leave for school so I would only be able to work a month. So I'm unemployeed this summer, and, as I'm sure you've guessed, I'm not complaining ;-) I have my WHOLE life to work until I find my doctor husband and I become a trophy wife. Hahahaha JUST KIDDING (maybe...)!!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Aches and Pains

So last night I went to Oakbrook Mall with my friend, Kelly. I wore my Diesels which usually don't hurt my feet. I must've walked really fast through the mall (too fast), because I woke up this morning and my feet were killing me. Not a sharp pain, just achey and kind of stiff. Usually first thing in the morning they hurt like that but the pain goes away and they loosen up as the day goes on. But today the pain never really subsided. Add into the picture the fact that I went downtown Geneva with my mom, sister, Auntie Ro, and cousin Tony and walked around for an hour or so...and I haven't been able to really walk since I got home. The big and second toes on both feet are black and blue too. They're elevated now and I might put some ice on them later on. I think I may have been pushing myself too much too quickly. I guess I'm just anxious to get back to being normal.

Oh well...they should be better by tomorrow :-)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Some Examples of Horrifying Bunions

THESE ARE NOT MY FEET THANK GOD!!! Haha I was just browsing through pictures and I found these pictures of absolutely terrible bunions.


This foot had bunion surgery, but it was incorrectly done and the bunion obviously came back and arthritis has already formed.

Sometimes I would look at my feet and say that I was sooo unlucky. Old women are supposed to have bunions...not 20-year old sorority girls!! But then I see these pictures and the deformities some people have to deal with, and I thank my lucky stars.

As for the current condition of my feet, it's been exactly 3 weeks since my surgery (Wednesday, May 31, 2006), and I have no pain whatsoever. I'm walking more normally each day and I'm able to move my toes (especially my big toe) more when I walk. I usually walk with socks on around the house (in addition to the bandages that I put on myself...put iodine on the scar, put gauze over the scar, and wrap up my foot with this stuff from the has to be done whenever it's not wet from the pool or shower), but I have to be EXTRA careful when I walk with no shoes on. At this point, walking will not damage my feet or the surgery. The only thing that can damage the surgery now is trauma to the feet. Trauma being anything from someone stepping on them, to stubbing my toe, to something falling on it. Any direct trauma has compromise the success of the surgery as of now. That's why I can't wear open shoes like sandals and why I'm not supposed to walk around without shoes. I go back to the podiatrist on Monday. After he checks them out, I'll be able to wear sandals, walk barefoot, pretty much just keep building up strength and mobility in my toes.

My posts aren't really exiting lately...and I apologize for that, but the worst (and most exciting) parts of this ordeal are over! If anyone has suggestions for what to write about or questions about all this, post a comment!!

Until something worthwhile happens...

Monday, June 19, 2006

Old Skin

So another bad part of having bunion surgery is that once all the bandages are off, you skin falls off. Haha for real though...because no moisture reaches your feet for about 2 weeks, once the bandages are off, you start walking on your feet, getting them wet, etc., the old skin wrinkles up and starts falling off, exposing fresh, new skin thats softer than a baby's bottom. Not only on my feet...but also on my legs! Yeah it's a little gross...but it's hard as hell to shave when your feet are elevated 2 1/2 feet in the air, covered in bandages and plastic bags to keep them from getting wet, sitting on the shower floor (ew), and trying to concentrate on not getting your feet wet. Add in a tailbone that starts aching from the position, and the last thing on your mind is shaving. I would try, but I didn't do a good job. So when I got my first good shave about 5 days ago, the razor kept getting plugged up, not with hair...but with old skin that was blocking the razors. Sorry if this post is gross...but it's true!! So even to this day, my skin on my legs is still not normal, but I think another day or two will have them completely exfoliated. As for my feet, I used a pumice stone tonight in the shower to get all the skin off my feet. It took about 15 minutes, but it was well worth it. I moisturized when I got out, and my feet look sooo much nicer.

Yeah I just proof-read this and it's kinda too much information...haha sorry!!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day!

Hey I went out for breakfast with my dad's side of the family and then to Navy Pier with my mom's side for dinner and to see Cirque Shanghai. It was so awesome. The only bad thing was that the weather kind of sucked...humid and sorta rainy. Overall, awesome :-)

Today was the third day I wore shoes out. First was Friday night...I went out with this guy Anthony and I was able to walk around normally in my Diesels. We even used my handicapped sign at the restaurant lol. Saturday I wore Crocs when I wasn't in my pool (my grandparents, uncle, and cousin came over to swim and for a BBQ). Today I wore the Diesels again because they're big inside and they don't hurt my feet. They're just a LITTLE sore, but for the amount of walking I've done, and considering that I had my bones cut into 2 1/2 weeks ago, I'd say I'd doing really really well.

Well that's about it. I don't go to the doc again till next Monday. Thursday I have a haircut and I'm going to the orthodontist to hopefully get my lower retainer removed (it's been 4 years since I got my braces off) and...that's. about. it.

Until something exciting happens...

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Moment You've Been Waiting For


Ok keep in mind that they're still swolen, they have a lot of healing to do, they will get smaller, narrower, and all that jazz. I'm 100% ecstatic about the results of the surgery and I'm sooo happy that I got it done.
Here's the before picture:

And the after pictures:

Well that's it! I'll continue posting pics as I keep healing. Today I went into my pool!! Just for about 15 minutes, but it was so nice getting them wet, plus they're a lot less stress on my feet and toes if I start practicing walking in the water since it's tough walking on solid ground.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Sooo Happy!!!

I went in for my second post-op visit today and my worst fears disappeared literally, before my eyes as the nurse took off the bandages. My feet looked great!! Compared to last week, when they looked deformed and I cried when I left the office, today was great. She cut off the bandages and the swelling had gone WAY down, plus since I took so much of the iodine off, my feet looked nice and normal-colored except for the bruises. The doc cut off the ends of the stitches (they're dissolvable but the ends were sticking out of my 4 cuts total) and that kind of hurt but he was done within 30 seconds. He moved my toes around which caused some mild discomfort was wasn't bad at all.

Then...the part I dreaded...X-Rays. I dreaded it because last week, I nearly fainted in the room. So I walked in there, no dizziness, the nurse took 2 of the 3 X-Rays, and all of a feet start itching: exactly what they did last week before I felt faint. I sucked it up and said that I would be sitting down in about 20 seconds, but it got so intense I had to tell the nurse. As I told her that I felt dizzy again (she did my X-Rays last time too), I started losing my hearing and everything started getting dark. I was so dizzy that I started getting nauseas. I was positive that I was going to faint. About 3 nurses, the doctor, and my mom came into the room and a nurse brought me a glass of water. I felt better within about 5 minutes, which is actually longer than it took me last week, but I was sweating so much that I felt horrible the rest of the time I was there. The doctor said that my blood pressure dropped so fast because I hadn't stood up barefoot in 2 weeks (besides last week at the doc) that my body wasn't used to it and all the blood rushed to my feet. lol I's so embarrassing.

Anyways, I don't have to go back for about 10 days, after which I can walk around barefoot. Now I have to have some kind of shoe on at all times, but as long as no trauma occurs to my foot (stubbing my toe, dropping anything on my feet, someone stepping on my feet, etc.), everything should continue healing perfectly. The doc said that I'm healing surprisingly fast for such a big surgery and he's very happy with the results. I can get my feet wet now, and when I'm in regular shoes, every few steps I have to stop and stretch my big toe joint and eventually work it to the point where I'm pushing off my toes like a normal person walks. I can change my own dressings now after showering or swimming, so as soon as I change them for the first time (tomorrow) I'll post pics of my tootsies without any bandages :-)

Here are the latest pics:
To compare these shots with previous are the links:

1) Week 1 (Day of Surgery to One Week Later)
2) Week 2 (One Week Later to 15 Days Later)


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Little Painful Lately

For the last few days, I've been having some mild pain in my feet. Mostly in my big and second toes. The swelling has gone down a lot, but now the bruising is there. The black and blue marks on my second toes have gone down a lot and the coloration is almost back to normal.

The black and blue mark on the inside left of my foot is starting to go away as well, but you can see on the right side it's getting worse before it gets better. The whole black and blue mark should be gone or much better within a few days.

This is a picture of the bruise on my outer right foot. I took off all the iodine yesterday so it doesn't look as bad. You can also see the black and blue mark from the previous picture on my other foot.

I've had some weird bruises on the tops of both of my feet. Up close it's almost like the skin is dead...I'm hoping that it's just from a clamp or something from the surgery and it'll just heal on it's own. I'm going to ask the doc tomorrow. Here's another pic from the other foot:

I'm not doing anything today...just laying by the pool like yesterday for a few hours and tonight going for pizza with the fam. I'll post tomorrow after my doctor's appointment...I'm praying that my feet look ok...

Monday, June 12, 2006

Lots of Bruising

Today was a pretty easy going day. Nothing significant happened except tonight we went to my cousins' Rosemarie and Matt's house. It was nice getting out of the house for a while since I won't really be out in public again till Thursday's post-op appointment. One thing I have noticed is, while the swelling is definitely going down (I had to tighten my bandages today because they were really loose), I am developing a lot of bruising. I took a few pictures, but the pictures don't do the bruises justice (just ask my cousin Rosemarie..she was a little disgusted haha) they are:

This is the outside (under the pinkie toe) of my right foot. I think this is from me unconsciously walking on the heel and the outsides of my feet so much since I'm scared to put weight on my foot as a whole. The yellow is the iodine from the surgery (I can't get it all off), and the bruising is the red.

Same foot, same bruise, just a little farther away hehe

Inner left foot, it looks much worse in person. Almost the whole inner foot is black and blue.

Little closer up

My second toe on both feet is completely black and blue even though this pic is blurry and it's not coming out very well. But you can still see some discoloration

I can't believe that, as of Thursday, I can pretty much do everything. I can get my feet wet, swim, drive, walk in gym shoes (not open sandals yet), and walk normally. I will also have to start doing exercises such as rolling onto my toes and bending them back and forth to get them moving again. I remember I was so scared that my ENTIRE summer was going to be blown...but since I'm healing so well and so quickly, I think I will be good to go by the end of June (another 2 1/2 weeks).

Anyways, my sister still hasn't uploaded the pictures from the planetarium!!! Soooo...I'll post those asap.

Until tomorrow! :-)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Alder Planetarium

Today me, my mom, dad, and sister went downtown Chicago to the Alder Planetarium. It was a lot of fun and pretty interesting. I had a wheelchair and I was in it for about 2/3 of the time. Of course, I got a lot of stares...and when people KEPT staring, I'd make an excuse to get up to look at an exhibit so they could see that I was capable of walking. I've been working with people with disabilities since 2nd grade, but today was the first time I actually felt how it feels to have a physical disability. Like when I went to the bathroom, the hallway is just big enough for the wheelchair to fit through, but it turns at a 90 degree angle twice, so it was almost impossible to maneuver the chair. Then I realized that I could walk and it made a lot more sense to leave the chair outside and just walk into the bathroom haha...but still, even the floor was uneven and when I was wheeling myself around by turning the wheels, sometimes I'd start turning in a circle because one wheel wouldn't turn because the floor was uneven. was more funny than embarrassing and overall it was a good experience.

We went for dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise. It was really good, I had a chicken sandwich with onions, red and yellow peppers, red pepper aioli, on this foccacia bread and it was just yummy. Now I'm home and I'm exhausted. Today was the first day since my surgery that I was out all day. I have pics from today but my sister hasn't uploaded them yet. I'll post them when she does.

Until then...

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Going Out In Public This Weekend!

Hey all!

Nothing of importance happened mom and I ordered Chinese food and we just watched TV. This morning, my sister and I made dream catchers. My mom had bought me that craft to keep me busy while I was bedridden but I never felt like doing it when I wasn't feeling well. Here's a picture of the finished project:

Now keep in mind that, while not took 1 1/2 hours for a circle that was about 5 inches in diameter. AND it's supposed to be for ages 6 and up. 6 and up my butt...a 20 year old and a 16 year old couldn't figure out how to do this thing and this was the best I could do. I know it's kinda of asymmetrical! Haha my sister's just looks like a bunch of string and knots.

Anyways, that kept us busy most of the morning. Now I'm watching O Brother, Where Art Thou? which is an amazing movie. It took me a few times of watching it to understand it...there is sooo much symbolism that the movie is much more interesting if you know what the scenes are supposed to represent.

Tonight my parents are going to Charlie's Charhouse which is a steak restaurant. I hadn't planned on going because of my sexy velcro shoes and I figured if every single person in the hospital stared at me in my wheelchair and when I walked, people in the real world must be 10x worse haha. But since we are going to the Alder Planetarium downtown Chicago tomorrow, I fugure I might as well get used to it.

Alright....buhbye for now.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Just Another Day

Yeah so nothing exciting when it comes to my feet happened today. Granted it's only 4pm...but I doubt anything great is going to occur. I went to Auntie Ro's for a delicious BBQ for lunch. That was very nice. sister and dad are out tonight so it's just me and my mom. I painted my toenails last night to make them look nicer. That's about it.

Until something of significance happens...

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Hey...I've been trying to post all day but has been down until now. Ok so I've been doing a lot of thinking...and I'm really confident that my feet are going to look fine. I think the major shock of yesterday was mostly from the narrowness of my feet. Because about 1/2-1 inch has been taken off each foot's width, AND since they have been in thick bandages for a week, I forgot how narrow my heels were, and therefore my bunion-less new feet. I took some pictures today of the new bandages...and also here are the old pics of the old bandages so you can understand how I forgot how narrow my foot was in addition to the shock of losing almost an inch in width from the bunion:

Old bandages

New bandages

Right foot

Left foot

So yeah there they are...I'm able to walk much easier, faster, and put pressure on more of my whole foot rather than just my heels. I was able to lay outside by my pool today for about 2 hours. I kept my feet up on a chair and while my feet were a little swollen from the heat, all in all I got some nice color and it felt nice to be able to be normal and not have to stay inside on a beautiful 80 degree sunny summer day.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Horror! The Horror!!!

Right. So I went to the doc today. I was excited, anxious, nervous, I just couldn't wait to see them. Yeah ok the nurse unwrapped my left foot first. The more she unraveled the bandages, the more my heart sank. By the time she was finished, I was holding back tears. My foot looked deformed. It was so narrow (almost an inch in width was taken off my left foot), my big toe and 2nd toe were seperated my a gap (which was supposed to be there...but it was just more than I had imagined), my feet were wrinkled, black and blue, swollen, and my toes looked like some were "sunken in." I looked at my mom and she looked at me with an 'oh no' face...I knew she was thinking what I was thinking. I hoped the right foot would be better. The nurse unwrapped the right foot and I saw some dried blood by the incision as we got closer to the skin. The right one looked a little better...but still narrow (I KNOW it's supposed to be narrow...but I dunno...). Once the bandages were completely off, I was in complete shock. I stared at my feet blankly, so disappointed, so upset that I had given up my old deformed feet for new deformed ones. My nurse and doctor kept saying it was just swelling and blah blah..and I hope they're right. Because of all the shock...we forgot to take pictures. wouldn't want to see them anyways like that. Maybe next week.

I went to get my first get of x-rays. I walked into the room, and my feet starting hurting. The pain kept increasing to the point where I wanted to cry...the pain was worse than when I had the surgery. Then I started getting dizzy...I thought maybe it was just from the pain. Then I started getting light-headed and I started hyperventalating. I told the nurse I couldn't stand and she got me into a chair and called the doctor. I must have been less than 30 seconds from fainting. I was very pale and sweating and just out of it for about 5 minutes out of it. Was it because the removal of the bandages allowed tons of blood to go to my feet too fast like the doc said? Was it the pain? Or was it me in shock from the horror of my new feet? A little of both I think...

They re-bandaged my feet much less than before and told me I could walk on them more. I'm going back next Thursday...after then I can get them wet, and walk in gym shoes. Also, after next week I will start physical therapy-type exercises to strengthen my foot and toes.

So overall....I'm PRAYING that my feet look better next week. :-(

not the best of days...the only good things are that the scar is on the side and the stitches are dissolvable.

Bunion Surgery Video: Warning!! Graphic!!

Ok people...this is a video of an actual bunion surgery. It's about 30 seconds long and pretty graphic. So if you're easily sickened...don't say I didn't warn you!

Oops? (Maybe...?)

So the day before my surgery, I came across a message board about double bunionectomies. There are 39 pages...with about 5 posts each, and I've read every single one at least twice. There are 3 posters who had surgery during the 'life of the thread' (aka while people were posting on the board), so I like to look at my progress in relation to theirs. All three say that at one week (which is today for me!!) they were still in so much pain and still popping Vicodins and could hardly walk. Why, then, do I have virtually no pain? no throbbing? no more popping pills? and walking at my leisure? It makes me a little nervous...grateful...but nervous.

Another topic they talk about is how much they walk. One woman says she's not allowed to even stand up for 2 WEEKS! My doctor told me I could walk immediately (only to and from the bathroom though) for the first few days. Now, I'm able to walk all over the place. I have to sit down after about 3 or 4 minutes of standing/walking though. The other women on the board say that while they're trying to walk, it's just soooo painful. For me, it's a little awkward walking, but I do it, and I do it pretty well for someone whose foot was drilled and hammered into a week ago.

Today is my first post-op appointment. I'm really not sure what to expect. All I know for sure is that he is going to change my bandages. So I'll get to see my feet and I'm bringing my camera to bring you all the most up-to-date footage. Another woman on the board said she had her stitches removed at her first post-op. I didn't even think about asking whether I have removable stitches or dissolvable ones (nor did he mention it). Another thing that I'm worried about it the scar. Since my mom's is on the side of her foot, I assumed mine would be too. But out of all the picture I've seen on the web, a lot of them have the scar right on top of the big toe!

This is a pic where
the scar is on the side

This is a bad pic...
but you can see the scar
is over the big toe

I haven't gotten my feet wet (duh) this last week so all that yellow iodine was still on my toes and heels (and under the bandages but I obviously can't reach those). So when I woke up I took a wet washcloth and took the iodine off my toenails and heels and some of my toes. It's hard to get that stuff off though when you're trying to be careful. You actually have to scrub it. Also, when I moved the bandage up just a little bit by my heels, I can see black and blue marks going up my foot. If I have bruising on my heels, I can only imagine the rest of my foot...ugh.

Oh one more thing...I found another picture blog of some other woman who had a double bunionectomy. Here's the link: More pics of bunions yay

Alright, well that's enough for this morning. Why did I wake up at 8am? I don't know. I'll post again this afternoon after the doc. AND!!!! Me, my mom, and my sister are psyched because we're eating in the cafeteria at the hospital. YAY!!!! Haha cute doctors all around!!!


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Pictures Yay!

My dad found my cable finally! Here are before and after pics from the last week:

My left foot before surgery

And after

Both feet pre-op

Self portrait hehe

A little toes aren't swollen yet

Right foot

You can see my toes curled under because they're so swollen

This is my life...everyday...ugh


To my whole family (mom, sis, Auntie Laura, etc. haha) who says my blog is 'boring.' Get a double bunionectomy and then you'll see what 'boring' really is. Everyday just sitting around doing nothing but watching the clock to see when you can take your next Vicodin, playing Sudoku until you have a headache, and watching TLC until you can't take it.....haha I started this blog ONLY to document the progress of my feet!! It's not a personal blog! If it was, I'd write about my life and post pics of myself!! It was originally only meant for myself to see anyways and then my mom read it too!!! MEAN MEAN MEAN!!! (see you today at nani's) (and Friday at Auntie Ro's) :-)



Monday, June 05, 2006

Finally A Picture...

My dad sent me some pictures he took of me at the hospital on his phone. I still can't find my soon as I do I'll have before and after pics! Sorry...

These are my feet about 45 mins after surgery. My toes doubled in size in the next few days from the swelling. My feet won't be completely normal for 2 months give or take.

"My Vitals" ;-)

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