Last week I had surgery to remove two neuromas in my left foot. Since then I've been keeping it elevated, iced, and dry, and wear a boot over it to keep pressure off the foot. I went back to see the doctor today to have the dressing changed and took my camera.
Here's what my foot looks like today:
The dressing will be changed again and the stitches will come out next week. I have to wear the boot for two more weeks.
There has been minimal discomfort since the surgery, the worst being when I had cramps in my foot on a couple mornings, which often happens to me in the morning. I keep my foot elevated, ice it once in a while, and take naproxen or ibuprofen to help prevent swelling.
The central three toes are now numb and will likely have permanent paraesthesia- removing the neuromas involves cutting out pieces of nerves, among other things.
I'll be having the same surgery done to my other foot in March or April. Woohoo!