Never had a cast!

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Archive for November, 2008

4 months post injury

Well gang it’s been a very, very long haul the past 4 months, but with every one’s support I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have been walking for the most part normal since about Halloween. I still have some swelling from time to time. As I said before, it looks like I will have some nerve damage from now on. The right side of my foot is still numb and I also get these shooting pains through my heel several times a day. Another huge pain in my behind is I have this constant “itch” feeling in my arch, talk about driving oneself insane, that will do it!

One can only hope that with Misty Mae joining our club that more people will understand what we have gone through.  Misty if you read this, please be vocal!! I’m sure I speak for many of us when I say that people that have never gone through this have no idea how crippling it really is. My employer could not understand why I needed just 6 weeks of short term disability, they thought I only needed 2. I’ve been shot and stabbed and the pain of recovery from those wounds were pale in comparison to the pain I’ve experienced post-op with my achilles.

For those of you that have just recently joined our club, keep the faith. Use this site to learn, to vent and to help others through this difficult time. Just reading other people stories helped me a great deal, and for that I want to say a big “THANK YOU” for helping me through those VERY tough first few weeks. I actually smile now when I actually walk up the stairs :0)