Squash Fox

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Archive for August, 2009

5 week frustration!!!

It’s been 5 weeks 2 days since my op and I’m soooo frustrated at not being able to exercise!  While my partner is off playing squash and going for runs and my kids are out playing soccer 3 days a week all I can do is crave that feeling of sweat dripping from my body!  On the bright side, my infection is under control and I get my boot adjusted on Wednesday to neutral so I’m going to ignore the standard protocol and start weight bearing on it on Wednesday.  I’ve already been a bit naughty and done a bit of walking on it, even without the boot and I can honestly say that I’ve had not even an iota of pain.  Only thing I’ve noticed is a bit of swelling in my toes but the wound site itself has been sweet.  I’m a firm believer in listening to your body and if it hurts then ease off, if it doesn’t hurt then your probably doing the right thing! Bring on the day I graduate to shoes!

Confusion over best wound treatment

After reading some of your blogs I decided not to delay in getting my doctor’s opinion on my wound when I got my cast off on 5th Aug.  I saw him on the 7th and he confirmed my suspision and the wound has a small infection so am on antibiotics and have to dress it myself 3 x daily.  I’m so glad I got onto it early.  The doc was surprised they didn’t prescribe antibiotics when they first removed the cast.  I’ve had conflicting advise on wound treatment though so am a bit confused as to what is thing to do to accelerate healing.  The clinic I went to for my post op exam said to keep the wound dry and covered (ie. no exposure to fresh air), yet the nurse at my doctors is telling me it’s ok to shower it and get the wound wet, dry it with a fresh towel or sterile swab and then keep it exposed for 15 minutes in fresh air before re-dressing it.  I’ve decided to go with keeping it dry as I don’t want to risk exposing an open wound to water.  The last thing I want is to make it worse!!!

Ugly wound and 1st Boot

Just got my moon boot on today at (20 degrees plantar flexion) and had a suspision when they took the cast off that the wound may be a bit oozy which it was.  Did anyone else have any problems with their wounds?  There is a piece the size of a 5c coin that has opened slightly and is a bit weepy at the bottom of the wound which means it is going to have to be dressed by the doctor until it clears completely.  Apart from that small concern I am sooo pleased to be out of that cast.  Guess I’ll just have to wait a bit longer before I can have a shower without a plastic bag on my leg… Ho Hum.