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Goodbye cast, and hello boot!

Filed under: Uncategorized — curlygirl at 11:11 pm on Friday, July 6, 2012

I went for my 3 week post surgery appointment today. They took off my pretty pink cast, cutting it off really tickled!. My Orthopedic surgeon checked my leg and said things were progressing nicely and that I could move into a boot. My leg looks very thin and feeble oh and hairy too! Not posting a picture of that! I have 2 inserts in my aircast boot and am due to start physical therapy next week.She said I could put about 25 pounds of weight on it she suggested I try at home putting my foot on a bathroom weigh scale to get a feel for how much that is.I don’t think my leg could handle any more than that . I also have to remove the boot and do 10 gentle ankle flexes 3 times a day. Everything seems to move along at the pace of a snail, but I guess I will just have to do as I am told.

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Comment by andrew1971

July 7, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

Good news that things are going well and being out the cast feels great don’t it?

Congratulations on the milestone.

In terms of ankle exercises outside of the boot, I do what I can within my own limits and I am sure it won’t be long before your looking for more activity beyond the current regime.

Happy healing :)

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