Sep 06 2011
I have private medical with work, so decided to use it and seek the opinion of one of the best foot consultant/surgeons in the area.
She examined me and said that the tendon appears to have knitted together and although there is still substantial bruising, it all looks good so far.
Perhaps suprisingly she also said that the Vacoped system is the way for me to go, as surgery is not always the best way to an uncomplicated life. Apparently this Vacoped system is not like conventional ‘conservative’ treatment and shouldn’t be used as such in comparisons and medical references.
I have mixed feelings on this, but take heart knowing she is one of the best and has no hidden agenda in the reccomendation of it or not. (Being private she could subject me to surgery and not worry about the cost if she thought that was the best way).
I also had to wait 2 hours for a scan on my leg for clots as I am feeling pain in the middle of my calf muscle. This scan proved clear, although slightly intrusive with a man, some gel and a cold machine very close to the nether regions… lol.
I am now awaiting information from her as to whethe the NHS will release me (and the key to change the vacoped boot) into her care, and will find out what happens from there.