Pain in the butt

Everyone keeps on asking about my pain….which is none except for my butt.  Like ya’ll I am not a person who sits.  I think every inch I am losing in my calf is finding a new home on my butt.  Even with the new padding, it still hurts.

On a brighter note…..my salvation has been gel ice packs.  They are thin enough to slide in my cam boot and come in various shapes/sizes.   The round ones are perfect for the ankle/the heel and the rectangular ones are great for the back of the leg. I plan on taking some to my orthopod ………I think that is why at the end of the day I have little/no edema.

Five more days until my sutures are out and I can begin to be me again.  I hoping to start PT and get rid of a wedge.  It seems like that I zone out during my conversations with my surgeon, so I am going to take notes on a calendar.  Does anyone know the sequence….ATR, surgery, splint, cam boot with PWB and crutches ….what comes next? All I can remember is 9 months to regular activity and possibly 18 months to my mountain biking, hiking, and being me.

2 Comments »

  1. normofthenorth Said,

    June 16, 2011 @ 1:42 am

    One good (and fast and modern) protocol is online at bit.ly/UWOProtocol.

    Basically, PWB is a prelude to FWB, without crutches, then the boot comes off. Along the way, PT and exercise can begin, depending on the protocol. Initial walking in 2 shoes is usually a fairly slow and limping affair, gradually recovering back to normal with returning muscle strength.

  2. alice Said,

    June 18, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    Thanks Norm! I ran into another ATR at the tailgate market this morning. He used the same MD & PT that I am using, but he had to have a tendon transfer…..4 months post repair and he is walking in regular shoes without a limp.

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