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There's a fine line between being honest and complaining, I think, so I wanted to take a quick moment in between posts to clarify what I'm doing here in my SharePosts. I'm not trying to scare you off from having tram-flap reconstructive surgery. The main purpose of my posts here has been to be honest. To tell it like it was. Which was kind of unpleasant. Not that I'm complaining. As PJ Hamel wrote a few weeks ago in a comment to one of my posts, keep in mind that my surgery was a double tram-flap -- P.J. had a single and was up and about in a matter of days and weeks. A double tram-flap like mine is different, and yet there are plenty of women who did not have as long and arduous a recovery time as I did. Not that I'm complaining. All of which is to say that my story is just that: my story. It may not be your story, so I hope you'll take from it just what you need: information about one woman's experience to add to all the oth...
The recovery room
If you've had general anesthesia, you'll find yourself in a recovery room with other patients after surgery. The staff in the recovery room watches your vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, breathing) and waits until you are fully awake and stable. If you feel pain, now is the time to speak up. The recovery room nurses will be ready to give you pain medications prescribed by your surgeon.
You may feel cold after surgery. That's a normal part of the recovery process from anesthesia. Ask for an extra blanket if you need one. If you are going home the same day of surgery, it's a good idea to bring a warm blanket to the hospital to help you feel comfortable on the trip home.
The hospital stay
If you are having a lumpectomy with no lymph node dissection, it's likely that your surgery will be done on an outpatient basis. This means that you can go home on the same day you have your surgery. Mastectomy and lumpectomy with lymph node dissection are more invasive surgerie...
Alternative Names Hallux valgus Treatment When a bunion first begins to develop, take good care of your feet and wear wide-toed shoes. This can often solve the problem and prevent the need for any further treatment. It may help to wear felt or foam pads on the foot to protect the bunion, or devices called spacers to separate the first and second toes at night. These are available at drugstores. You can also try cutting a hole in a pair of old, comfortable shoes to wear around the house. If the bunion gets worse -- resulting in severe deformity or pain -- surgery to realign the toe and remove the bony bump ( bunionectomy ) can be effective. There are over 100 different surgical techniques that have been described to treat this condition. Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) The outlook depends on your age and activities, and the severity of the bunion. Teenagers may have more trouble treating a bunion than adults. Many adults do well by caring for the bunion when it first starts to develop, ...
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