9 days post OP

July 14th, 2011 | Uncategorized |

so its been 9 days and Im anxious for my two week check up. I havent gotten out of the house much and Im starting to get stir crazy and my wife is doing the best she can considering my gimp-nes and our 3 year old that is a handfull in her self. A few days after the surgery I felt like my cast was way to big. I could almost slide my foot half way out of it (at least that the way it felst) I decided to go on an outing with the fam a few nights ago and with in the first hour my leg was so swolen I thought the cast was going to explode!!. I gues thats why they made it so loose.

Today I have felt some diferent pains coming from the tendon area that I havent felt before. Like a soreness when I wiggle my toes or put any presure on my cast while Im crutching around the house. I hope this is normal considering a few days ago I could practicaly walk on my cast with no crutches.

11 Responses to “9 days post OP”

  1. Hang in there fanman! Things started smoothing out for me after three weeks or so. And I mean a lot. I’m still not PWB, but I can let my leg hang down with minor swelling. This change happened pretty fast, it happened right after I thought it never would! It still turns purple and swells a bit, but not like the first 21-23 days or so. Cramps and spasms freaked me out a couple of times too, but mostly this seems to be just part of the healing process. Big improvements are in store for you too, it gets a little stronger every day!

  2. PS - elevate, elevate, elevate. Try not to let it hang for more than 20-30min. at a time for the first 10-21 days.

  3. Thanks for the Reply

    Im just freaked out because Im a Coach and Two a days start on Aug 1, any typical day Ill be activley on my feet in the 100+ degree heat for at least 8 hours. I dont know how its going to work but I guess we will find out.

    I do hope this thing stats getting noticably better

  4. smkymtns

    onother thing…My doc said I can put as much weight as I want as long as I can handle it. If I feel like being tough I can walk with out crutches (with a sever limp). but it worries me because the next day is like i took a step back.

  5. Check out the iwalkfree crutch. Even if you’re FWB by Aug. 1, this may help you get through 8 hrs. of standing.

  6. They rent these for $125 a month, no depo sit. I talked with my PT about these today. He said they’re for real. A surgeon recently used one during his recovery. I thought I would be off of my crutches in two weeks. For me, it looks like it’s going to be more like four. Had I know this, I would have rented one of these crutches straight away. But with only 12 or so more days until I should be able to ditching the crutches and even though I don’t have an “office” job I can elevate my leg throughout the day, other wise one of these would be on it’s way.

  7. PS - 1 week splint, 4 weeks boot NWB/ limited PWB, so five weeks with crutches.

  8. sweet, thanks for the help

  9. One last thing, that’s five weeks with crutches for me. Everybodies different.

  10. hey, I am 4 weeks post op. I tore both completely. As smkymtns said … elevate. because I was imobile for the first 2 weeks … I kept my legs up 3 pillows most of the time … i did get out in a wheelchair everyday … but feet were up 95% of the day. And they definetly started swelling and hurting in those short vertical periods.

    Also once the stitches are out and dried up … keep elevating and “ice”BOLD ( properly ) 2 or 3 times a day. especially when you are weight bearing. Everyone is different …. you have to listen to your body … challenge and recover.

  11. O .. and by challenge I mean don’t push too hard ! :o)

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