Almost Four Months

I see that a lot of “old-timers” have recently posted and figured I hadn’t in a while myself.  As some of you know, I was a re-rupture AND had a wound complication.  But after the longest summer of my life, this past week has been a good one!
For the first time since the end of [...]

Eight Weeks, second time around

Actually, I almost made it to six weeks the first time.  But it’s pretty nice to have made it fifteen days further this time out.  So, to recap, I have had two surgeries and am on my third doctor in the clinic. Went in and met the old-school doc who, as it turns out, had [...]

Wound Question

They say the group is always smarter than the individual.  So I thought I’d throw this one out to y’all.
I had an open wound from my second surgery.  It has finally scabbed over by leaving it out of the boot and exposed to air.  Certainly has taken awhile…over a month.  Fortunately, no infection.
My question:  now [...]

Day 22

Third PT appointment and I was allowed to get on the recumbent bike for ten minutes…without my boot.  Man, it felt good.  I have probably 50% more ROM already then when I started last week.  The scar is just about healed and looks good.  I should be able to get it wet (a real shower!) [...]

First Post-Op Appointment/Day 8

Went in today without knowing what to expect.  I had been elevating and icing and doing all the protocols as suggested.  The P.A. cut off my wrap/splint and everything looked good…good healing, very little swelling, no pain.  She said maybe I’ll go into the boot.  That got me excited after all the talk around here [...]

Day 2

Day 2 and all’s well.  Except for that gauze wrapped thing at the end of my leg.  According to my surgeon, everything went perfectly.  I am keeping the foot elevated and iced.  Surprisingly very little pain.  Even when I get up, there is the rush of blood but not too uncomfortable.
The surgery went fast.  I [...]