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May 09 2011

Really???? (Day 12 / May 9)

Published by jaybird17 under Week 2 (May 5-11)

So I went for my first post-op visit and was pleasently surprised.  They took out the stitches and it was really nice to see my foot again.  There was no swelling or bruising and they said the wound looked great.  They took off the old cast and put on a new one that is much smaller and more comfortable.  They also gave me a shoe to go over it (see below).

Then came the good part….my Doctor said that I should use a right crutch for a few days but I was cleared to put “full weight” on my ankle!!!  I asked him 4 times if he was sure and he said yes, that the cast would protect me.  Obviously he wants me to take it slow but it was great news.  I haven’t yet tried putting “full weight” on it because I am a little nervous but I will give it a go with the crutches tonight.

In two weeks I go back to get this cast removed and into the walking boot so I can start physical therapy.  After a month I should be ready to go back to 2 shoes.

LESSON LEARNED:  Don’t lose your spirit…there is light at the end of the tunnel and it is not a train!!!!

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