First Walk at 20 days Post-op

Ok, I’m technically not “cleared” to walk. I’m supposed to be NWB or at least only use the bad foot as a kick stand until my appointment on 7/26/12. But I had been suffering AND taking pain killers for a pinched nerve in my back for the last 3 days and I know it’s from either being hunched over on my crutches or having to lift my scooter to turn (it has an awful turn radius) plus my left side having to compensate sooo much for my right!

I know this isn’t exactly doctor’s instructions to upgrade myself to PWB (I have a spring hinge walking cane) but my leg and body only feel better when I walk around or move. My calf muscle (where the tendon attaches) is only sore when I have been sitting too long. Anyway, I will take it easy and am always cognizant of re-rupture. I wear my boot most of the time. I do not wear the boot at night but I wear it snug to go to the bathroom and before and after showers.

This maybe aggressive on my part but I am considerably less sore when I’m able to walk. At night I go home and put a heating pad on it and there are no signs of any swelling at all these days.

3 Responses to “First Walk at 20 days Post-op”

  1. Good luck to you but please be carefull, I am only at 25 days post op and have been allowed to stand on my foot with the boot on but no walking. My scar has healed up fantasticlly. My boot is now at 0 and apart from swelling all is good considering. I am one to push the boundries but this injury to be fair is about as bad as it gets!

  2. Hi Pauls,

    Thanks for the concern. I just got back from my Dr. appt. and I did get a stern talking to about not following his orders but he checked my foot and I am now clear to walk.

    Do you have a blog on here, as well?

  3. I am 16 days post surgery…in cast number 2 at 90 degrees for 12 more days. At this point, a boot would be the most marvelous thing on the planet!

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