March 8, 2012
So, yesterday I was 12 days after my surgery and had my follow up appointment at Poole Hospital. I arrived 20 minutes early (keen to progress) and was called in straight away. I have got to say that so far Poole NHS Hospital has been great in every way, fast, efficient and friendly. So, they cut my substantial cast off to reveal my little leg and ankle. I had a 3 inch scar up the back of my heal, stapled together, the wound apparently looked to have healed very well, keeping it elevated at all times seems to have done its job. Staples removed and the consultant came for a look. He was happy, said it looked great and that he would see me again in 6 weeks to see how I am doing with physio which I start tomorrow.
Off to the plaster room next where they issued my with an Aircast Boot, 5 (yes, count them) heal wedges, a pump, some instructions and a hygiene cover for bed time. Overall it is heavier than I imagined and I think my foot is more downward flexed than it was in the cast, this hurts the upper part of my foot a bit (I am not very flexible) so I will discuss this with my physio tomorrow and see if we can make it more comfortable. The swelling has stopped a bit now, I think the boot helps with that.
So, physio tomorrow, back to the office Monday (I have missed work), will keep posting progress.
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