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Entries Tagged as 'Post-Surgery'

Almost 18 weeks post

April 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments

I know I have been quiet on this blog lately, but I’ve been frustrated with my progress. It’s hard not to feel down, but I’m trying to be positive and patient. It’s about 18 weeks now and still in a good bit of pain. Funny thing is that the pain is not in the same [...]

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Goody Two Shoes!

February 7th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Finally made it to two shoes. Well, I think….
Saw my ortho yesterday and everything looks really good. He tested my strength which he was happy with (I’ve had 3 PT sessions so far). Then I pointed him to my left shoe that I brought along, just in case. He commented on how nice my shoes [...]

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Scar Prevention

January 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Just thought I’d share an article I found on scar prevention. In a nutshell, Vitamin E oil, Mederma and Aquaphor all perform about the same.
Scar Prevention

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2nd Post-Op: Cast to Boot

January 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Jan. 10, 2014 - 2nd Post Op
Had a huge surprise at my 2nd post-op. No more cast! After the PA sawed off the cast and removed the last of my stitches (which didn’t hurt), the doc came in looked at the incision and said it looked great. He tested the dorsi flexion and i was [...]

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First Post-Op or The Donning of the Christmas Stocking

January 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dec. 26, 2013
I was very excited and nervous about my first post-op visit. Excited that I could tick off 2 weeks of recovery time and nervous that I might find out I wasn’t really recovering well at all. I drove myself to the appointment (it was my left achilles so thankfully i was still able [...]

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