Archive for April, 2012

Apr 28 2012

This boot was made for walking!

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I did it, I did it!!!! Went to one crutch yesterday and today I gathered up all my courage and walked across the living room WITH NO CRUTCHES! My husband followed me watching nervously and I felt like a toddler taking her first steps. Oh, I’m so happy!! I can’t even sit still and write a proper entry. I must walk!!

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Apr 23 2012

Color me HAPPY!!

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Back in January I registered for a 5K called The Color Run, with some friends. The first thing I said after the Dr told me what I’d done and how long it would take to recover was, “But I’m doing a 5k in April”. He said, “No you’re not”. And I remember thinking…yes I am. Well, I did it! In my wheelchair, but still. It was the most fun I’ve had since my ATR journey began. People there were very encouraging and I got a lot of “Good for you!!”, which made me feel great. Have a great week everyone!

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Apr 17 2012

Cleared for takeoff!!…partially.

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Today was a very very good day!! Today was my 4 week post op checkup. Dr. said everything looks good, incision healing nicely, etc. Then he says I can start partial weight bearing, in the boot, putting 50% of my weight on the booted leg. He says do that for one week and then go to FWB. Two weeks after that he wants me to come in and he’ll decide if I’m ready for two shoes and PT. I was originally told I would be PWB for 3 weeks and FWB for 3 before taking the boot off. Condensing it all into 3 weeks seems a bit fast, but we’ll see what happens. So far I am only putting maybe 25% of my weight onto the leg. I was really nervous to take my first step, but once I did it got easier! If I’m not at FWB by next Tuesday that’s OK. I am NOT rushing this. Right now I am just over the moon that I am allowed to take my boot off while I sit on the couch. He said I could take it off sleeping too, but I’m to nervous I’ll get up and forget to put my boot on before walking. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

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Apr 03 2012

This wretched cast.

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Had my stitches removed yesterday. Not a pleasant experience in my opinion. I am very squeamish about blood and such and the sight of my leg full of stitches made me cry. Literally. I know, big baby. Anyway, the nurse said the wound had healed nicely. The skin was all grown back together and there was no oozing and hardly any dried blood. They put a cast on me that is pointing downwards. For some reason they covered my toes which I find to be very uncomfortable. I can’t wiggle them or move them at all. I liked the split I had after surgery much better. I have an appointment to have the cast removed 2 weeks from today and they said they will decide then to put me back in a cast or go to a boot. It better a boot. My claustrophobia is getting the better of me. Trying to distract myself and count my blessings. At least the wound was closed and I have an appointment in 2 weeks instead of the originally stated 3. Hope everyone is having a good day today!

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