July 15, 2015 - 8 Week Post-Op Surgeon Visit

I had my 8 week post-op appointment with the surgeon today. The good news, everything looks fine. The bad news - OS wants me to continue conservatively over the next 3-4 weeks, wearing the boot most of the time, continuing with strengthening, and walking in two shoes with a heel lift at home. He also did not clear me to drive, which is a disappointment but one that I can work around (I have a very expensive, luxury paperweight form Germany in my garage!). He said that in a year I will not even remember if I was in the boot 2 months or 3 months, but just to be on the safe side to keep wearing the boot with one lift, and to wear my shoes with a lift when I do PT and around the house. It doesn’t really bother me - I have good ROM, I am getting my strength back, and I would rather not risk future problems, so I will stick with the status quo for now.

In physical therapy I am progressing to leg strengthening exercises now that I am healed and have a relatively normal range of motion, so I will continue to work hard to strengthen it up.

Here is a photo taken this morning - my 8 week post-op anniversary photo:

2 Responses to “July 15, 2015 - 8 Week Post-Op Surgeon Visit”

  1. Are you standing already? Good for you! What degree are you at?

  2. Oscillot I am in an Aircast boot with one lift - I think it is one cm which is about 10 degrees. I stand in the shower and I very carefully walk to the bathroom from bed at night, but other than that I wear the boot almost all the time. I had a little yard work to do today and I wore some high top work boots.