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Foot surgery
« on: July 25, 2019, 03:06:11 PM »
I am down now.  No sawing.  I had foot surgery on both feet, last Friday, removing Tailor's Bunions.  Also hammer toe surgery on the left foot.  Doctor says I will be down 30 days.  I can walk flat footed for short distances.

When I let my dog outside for his needs, my sawmill keeps calling my name.  Summer TV is lame.  Thank God for Astros' games.
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 04:27:06 PM »
Good luck with recovery. It's hard not doing things but listen to the doctor, they know what's best.

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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 05:04:38 PM »
Hope you are better quickly but do what they say !

I just had to take 3 weeks 'off' after minor back surgery. After the initial shock, it was tough not doing stuff. Hope you have some sitting down type projects saved up !
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 07:15:52 PM »
Good luck with recovery. It's hard not doing things but listen to the doctor, they know what's best.

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     Thanks!  I am listening to him.  I have had foot surgery before and scar tissue down there is the worst place to have it.  
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 07:21:21 PM »
Hope you are better quickly but do what they say !

I just had to take 3 weeks 'off' after minor back surgery. After the initial shock, it was tough not doing stuff. Hope you have some sitting down type projects saved up !
Thanks S Bunny.  All my projects involve a Mahindra 65hp tractor, a 7 ton CAT excavator, and the Woodmizer.  Also, building a mill shed and a 22 foot long deck.
Only sitting down projects that could qualify are welding in my shop chair, but that involves lots of walking also.  My toes stick out of the surgery shoes with a pin sticking out of one toe.  Don't really wanna weld like that.
I know back surgery is rough.  How are you doing?  Do they expect a full recovery?
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 08:51:00 PM »
I need to get my right hand, knuckle at the base of the index finger, fixed, but I am putting it off and enduring the pain because I know that any surgery would put me out of commission for a good long while :)
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 11:25:39 PM »

I need to get my right hand, knuckle at the base of the index finger, fixed, but I am putting it off and enduring the pain because I know that any surgery would put me out of commission for a good long while :).  


Sometimes that is okay.  Sometimes it ain't.  If nerves are involved, it needs to be looked at yesterday.
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2019, 11:37:51 PM »
The summer of 2016 pigriast was a tough one when atammy had surgery.

She is back home and has a first temporary hard cast. Magic man no longer has the worst foot picture.

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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2019, 10:09:44 AM »
Wow, that really looks painful, hope the recovery doesn't take all that long!
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 06:33:13 PM »
I hope you heal up quickly 
It's a bummer to be laid up when your used to doing what ever you want.
I hope you are pain free after you heal.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 08:06:36 PM »
Wow, that really looks painful, hope the recovery doesn't take all that long!
Huh?  What?  Are you referring to the xrays taken 3 years ago that Jeff posted in post #7 above?
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2019, 08:13:01 PM »
I hope you heal up quickly
It's a bummer to be laid up when your used to doing what ever you want.
I hope you are pain free after you heal.
Thanks B of NH.  I am dying here, wanting to get outside and do something.  A "not so hot" front came through and took humidity down to 30% and temps to what we get in October.
I'm sure I will have other foot pains after surgery.  But my feet throbbing in bed after being on my feet all day and/or night will be gone.
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 08:23:37 PM »
The summer of 2016 pigriast was a tough one when atammy had surgery.

She is back home and has a first temporary hard cast. Magic man no longer has the worst foot picture.

  

 
Jeff,
 When I had hammer toe and big toe bunion surgery, afterwards I hopped from bed to the bathroom when I only had surgery on my right foot, so I wouldn't have to put that boot on to go pee.
  With both feet, you are pretty much stranded without a walker or cruthches and at the whims of others to bring you food so you can stay off your feet.
I do wonder, what the stitches on the side and top cured?  Sometimes I have pain in my arches and am curious.  I don't like the big end of those pins in your photos.  My pin is just plain wire bent over at the end, so it doesn't stick out past my big toe.  Those look like big bumpers that can hit a lot of stuff.
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2019, 08:43:02 PM »
Those pins had to be backed out in stages. I firgot what all they had to do. Her foot had been broken and then grown back together wrong. It had to be rebroken and things fused and all sorts of happiness.  The reason i posted it is to let you know as bad as Tammys was, she gets along well now. Not perfect, but pretty darn good,  so know that better days are to come.
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2019, 10:54:25 PM »
Those pins had to be backed out in stages. I firgot what all they had to do. Her foot had been broken and then grown back together wrong. It had to be rebroken and things fused and all sorts of happiness.  The reason i posted it is to let you know as bad as Tammys was, she gets along well now. Not perfect, but pretty darn good,  so know that better days are to come.
Oh wow.  My Doc pulls the pin out all at once in his office with out any pain meds.  Yeah, it hurts.
I know all this is for the best.  I could only stomp around about 2 hours on the hangar floor before they hurt.  Anything will be better than that throbbing.  Thanks!!!
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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2019, 05:45:31 AM »
Take care of yourself. I've had to be my wife's nurse many times. Hard to be a nurse when I am working.
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2019, 06:46:08 AM »
Wow, that really looks painful, hope the recovery doesn't take all that long!
Huh?  What?  Are you referring to the xrays taken 3 years ago that Jeff posted in post #7 above?
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2019, 09:41:23 PM »
Hope the healing goes well!  Had one foot, hammer toe, in April.  Near end of September will be second foot.  Swelling from foot work seems to take forever to go down.  I did not have external wires/pins.  The used a 'dissolving' (over 3 years) rods to help straighten, after the joints were ground and tendons lengthened to allow the movement.
You'll be up and around soon I hope and each day improve. 

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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2019, 09:56:26 PM »
A stitch was over looked for removal and it got infected.  3 weeks now on antibiotics and a week ago the surgeon lanced my left foot and packed the hole with dressing to drain.  I have 12 days until he takes that out.  Hopefully then, he will allow the hole to heal.  So until then, I can't get the foot wet or sweaty.  So I am stuck in the house being a couch potato until the hole heals.
Please help...............send sawdust to smell. smiley_clapping smiley_blue_bounce smiley_bounce smiley_hellow_im_here smiley_fiddler smiley_whacko
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2019, 10:13:23 PM »
Oh wow! Get well soon!
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2019, 12:42:08 AM »
Oh wow! Get well soon!
Thanks Jeff!
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2019, 03:14:02 PM »
Sorry to hear this
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2019, 07:44:21 PM »
Thanks Bruno.  TV nowadays has plenty of reality shows of mechanical things that keeps my busy mechanical mind occupied.
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2019, 07:36:49 AM »
That is not good.  Sorry the recovery gets stretched out.  Heal well!

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2019, 06:57:35 PM »
That is not good.  Sorry the recovery gets stretched out.  Heal well!
Correct. horn_smiley  Everything is snowballing. :snowball:  Ran out of FMLA, might have to dip into retirement account fiddle-smiley, not sweating off the pounds in summer weather think_not,  so holiday eating will hit harder, more things outside keep breaking and needing repairs. franken-smiley
  Not to mention I am concerned about the infection being completely eliminated, while trying to keep my foot, with a hole in it's side, sterile.  All in a house that needs cleaning laundry-smiley because I am too medicated to worry go_away about anything other than sitting in the recliner and eating. 
But gotta go to the grocery store, as being home all the time..............my pantry is almost empty. fudd-smiley  So it is not good. hurt_smiley  Thanks for the heal well! smiley_blue_bounce
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« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2019, 08:47:05 PM »
Saw the doctor Monday.  He bangaged my foot so the lanced hole would close and heal.  It is almost healed up now.  Hopefully to be doing chores and running the sawmill late next week.  Yippee!
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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2019, 09:22:04 AM »
Great news!  Progress being made.

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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2019, 08:10:42 PM »
Thank you.  It sure is progress.  We are high and dry here after 3 days of heavy rain.
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2019, 03:54:52 AM »
Well,  I am back on my feet and cutting when everything else is caught up.  Cutting 16 foot 2x6s for my log supplier.

 

 
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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2019, 07:42:19 AM »
Good to see, you're back at it!  smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2019, 07:44:56 AM »
Wow, you were "down" for 4 months so lots of catching up to do.  Good thing is that the HOT weather is gone so enjoy the pleasant days as you get them.  :)
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« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2019, 08:20:42 AM »
good for you!  looks very nice!  takes a while to recover from foot surgery, especially when you have set backs.

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« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2019, 01:45:24 PM »
Good to see, you're back at it!  smiley_thumbsup
Thanks Chuck!  It felt good.
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« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2019, 01:49:03 PM »
Wow, you were "down" for 4 months so lots of catching up to do.  Good thing is that the HOT weather is gone so enjoy the pleasant days as you get them.  :)
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« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2019, 01:53:21 PM »
good for you!  looks very nice!  takes a while to recover from foot surgery, especially when you have set backs.
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               That is so right.  Glad it is over.  I still have some post surgical aches and pains.  But a long hot bath and recliner time cure.
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« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2019, 02:20:57 PM »
I have a confession to make. The word foot in your heading caused me to avoid this topic, until I realized there was no picture. We blame @Magicman for this avoidant phobia.

So glad you can put this behind you, and thank you for not sharing.

Your setup looks impressive.
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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2019, 02:24:27 PM »
Hey, if you own it.....wear it.  :D
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« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2019, 03:49:03 PM »
Glad to see some work is getting done!!!
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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2019, 08:06:16 PM »
I have a confession to make. The word foot in your heading caused me to avoid this topic, until I realized there was no picture. We blame @Magicman for this avoidant phobia.

So glad you can put this behind you, and thank you for not sharing.

Your setup looks impressive.
I do wish I would have taken a photo the first time the Dr. undressed both feet.  New stitiches and old scares from past surgeries looked kinda cool together.
Thanks.  The sawmill is just in it's temporary parking place until I can get it's home built.
hugs,  Brandi
Mahindra 6520 4WD with loader/backhoe and a Caterpiller E70 Excavator.  My mill is a Woodmizer LT40HD Wide Diesel.

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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2019, 08:08:55 PM »
Glad to see some work is getting done!!!
Not as much work getting done as I like.  The change from daylight saving time always makes work shut down way too early.  When I am welding out in the barn, I usually quit around midnight.
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Re: Foot surgery
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2019, 10:18:46 AM »
Can not imagine having both feet worked on at the same time!  Had the hammer toe surgery on left foot this past April and then the right foot 2 weeks ago.  No way to do both at same time.  Our cat freaks at the me walking near because of the boot clunking on the floor!

Working at midnight may be a good alternative to the heat, though I would be sleeping late the next morning.


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