Today we went in to get the surgical site rewrapped. I have to say that this procedure has been more painful than the other two on my right foot. I would guess it's due to there being two incisions and the number of nerves that were removed. To get to the nerves, the transverse metatarsal ligament has to be cut, and in this case cut twice so the nerves could be resected.
It was good that I got it done. Bad things were going on in my
foot, and they were not going to get any better. The normal foot has
one nice little nerve that goes up between the toes in the second and
third spaces. My nerves had thickened up between the toes (the neuroma)
and had sprouted branches everywhere. All of those little branches had
to be pulled out, as well as the main trunk of the nerve. That was a
fair amount of digging.
Now, you have been warned. The next photo after this drawing is my
foot. If you're squeamish, now would be a good time to click away.
The skin is everted like that to provide as much surface area as possible for the cut areas to adhere. Over time they'll flatten out. Since the ligament is now cut in two places, the skin has to take up more of the slack in holding my foot together.