I’ll start this post by saying that I’ve got no regrets whatsoever about doing the surgery and if you are in two minds about doing it… deffo go for it…
… but man…..
The recovery is long!!
I still can’t run or do high impact exercise. Can’t go on tiptoes. My feet still don’t bend the way they used and they still hurt a fair bit. 😦
I’m very thankful for the stuff I CAN do though, especially considering that two months ago it was nothing.
I can sit at my desk all day for work with my feet down and they don’t swell up that much anymore. I can indeed go for walks, I can do adapted yoga and I can wear trainers without any issues now.
The scars are still very visible and they hurt a fair bit when I massage them. There is a lot of scar tissue underneath and I have massaged them every single day since I was able to after surgery, so definitely don’t forget to do it as it’s taking ages for the scar tissue to break down.
Also… I got lazy for a couple of days and didn’t do my physio exercises at home and it was super noticeable on my mobility range, so be very aware of that.
Pictures below were taken this morning after a shower and a short massage.