Ouch, indeed. I'm going in for surgery later this month for bunions. Aren't only old ladies supposed to get bunions? I'm only 33!!! Anyway, apparently it's this huge deal, and incredibly painful - so painful, in fact, that they're going to insert a tube behind my knee so that I can pump in local anesthetic whenever I need to. ugg. A six week recuperation period, the only upside of which will be the massive doses of Tylenol 3 I'll be forced to take in the first week or so, and then I get to do it all over again in September on the other foot.
I can't believe how quickly this bunion business has progressed. It seems like just yesterday, I was sashaying around in 3 or 4 inch heels. Of course, that's probably one of the reasons why I need surgery now :)
At least by next summer, I'll be able to wear any old shoes I want! Ah... shoes... :) Although you can bet that I won't be putting on any super-heels for a while.
Have any of you had this surgery before? What's the recuperation like? Tell me it's a piece of cake (or a walk in the park! ha! Get it? "walk"?)