9 weeks after surgery I drove a car for the first time and a couple of weeks later put the crutches away. And I quit using the wheelchairs at the grocery store. Limping was part of my life for three or four more months and that gradually diminished. I kept up some of the PT exercises and foot massage until mid-summer, and in May and June went to acupuncture to speed healing. Even now the ball of my foot is still puffy and the second toe is still stiff. It may always be that way.
On 4 June I achieved my first goal of climbing Dog Mountain! Read about that here.
And la-di-dah, on 2 Sep I slaved my way up Mt. St. Helens as if I had not had bunion surgery 9 months earlier!! That climb is tough for me even in the best circumstances and it was an even greater victory because of the hard months of work and care it represented!
reaching the summit of Mt. St. Helens