8 Days Post Op

June 18, 2009 | |

I had my first post op merting with my doctor 8 days after surgery. I was told that the surgery was successful and  have a 6 inch incision healing nicely.  My soft splint was removed and I was fitted with a hard cast.  I was told that I would need to be in this cast for 2 weeks at which point they will remove my stitches and then put me in another cast for an additonal 2 weeks.  So all in 5 weeks in a splint/cast before moving into the boot at which point I will start PT.   Based on alot of the blogs I’ve read, this seems to be on the conservatie side. 

Overall, things have gone pretty well, I’m pretty much down to one pain pill a day.  I think I will stop taking pain meds this week.  The cast is definitely an improvement over the bulky splint.  I tried to see if I could fastrack into a boot, but my doctor basically shot that down.  I guess better safe than sorry.  I’ve basically stayed home lying down with my foot elevated since surgery. I hope to start being more active and getting out more now that I ammore mobile with my new cast.  It was nice to finally get out of the house.


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