Tuesday, 14 October 2014


My turn to be supportive today, I took my L&M to have surgery on his toes, it should have taken 40 minutes & it actually took almost 2 hours.
He has stayed in bed today to keep his feet raised, I returned to work after dropping him home, I left him with sandwiches, a flask of tea, a packet of crisps, a packet of biscuits & a can of coke.
When I got home I made him a toasted cheese sandwich & more tea, the anaesthetic has worn of & he's dosed up with pain killers.
Tomorrow we return to have his dressing changed & for me to learn how to dress the wounds, I've been told I'll need a strong stomach.


Frugal in Derbyshire said...

That looks really painful! I broke my big toe once( yes just the one not four) and I really struggled with balance. Hope all is well soon

Eeek said...

Ouch - would this be ingrown toe nails??? Bloody sore and not very nice at all. Get well soon L & M and a strong stomach to you.

50 and counting said...

I've had surgery on both my great toes, one total nail removal and kill and the other one a partial nail removal.

My podiatrist recommends soaking the feet in a warm water and vinegar solution twice a day after removing the dressing.

Never got any painkillers other than the over the counter stuff.

The freezing was the worst part painwise for me, no fat on the feet.

Was it Bunion surgery? I've heard that it's the most painful

Hard up Hester said...

He's had 3 nails removed, along with acid on the nail bed to stop regrowth.
He's only taking over the counter pain killers.

Linda Metcalf said...

Looks so painful....being diabetic I have to take extra care with my feet and toes. It's worrisome.

jill said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch!
Once upon a time I made my living as a ballet dancer...that picture brings back such memories.
much sympathy to the L&M, and to his carer, as well.
Speedy recovery!

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