The fact that it’s been three-and-a-half years since my bunionectomy makes my brain hurt. Seriously, has it really been that long!?
I’ve received such an inspiring amount of support for the blog and continued inquiries about the surgery and recovery process sine The Bunion Chronicles first started. I figured that it would be worthwhile to post a new update to show readers how my foot has recovered over the years!
My left bunion has since NOT returned (thank god!) and my extremely active lifestyle persists. I workout 2-3 hours a day (competitive CrossFit and power lifting training) 5 days a week, bearing loads of upwards of 335 pounds racked on my back (my current back squat PR).
The surgery site very seldom aches. The nerve endings for the most part have healed although there is some diminished feeling on the skin by my scar. The scar is visible; I could have done a better job caring for it when it was healing but in the scheme of things, it’s not a big deal to me. I do notice that I have much less patience for uncomfortable shoes following my surgery.
My right bunion is still large and in charge. I most definitely regret not knocking both of these bunions out at the same time. I am not looking forward to having to take time off from my CrossFit training to get the right bunion removed. Honestly don’t know when I will ever find the right time to get that done. Aside from being physically uncomfortable, the right bunion limits the kinds of shoes I can wear; I’m planning my wedding in the current day (!) and am very curious to know what kind of shoes I decide on for my special day since typically strappy/minimalist heels likely won’t work! It would be obviously lovely to not have to manage these limitations but man, I am currently SO dependent on my mobility. Sacrificing it, if even for a couple months, is a hard pill to swallow.
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