First post op surgeon visit

October 7, 2011

Been 10 days since surgery, uneventful visit.  Was told I was a fast healer (that’s good) but be patient about rehab (oh well).  Was re-cast in a style’n blue hard cast.  Will be back in two weeks to have sutures removed and get boot.  Short term recovery timeline is predictable, PWB 4 - 6 weeks post surgery, FWB 2- 4 weeks after that.

Am on the fence whether to get a knee scooter.  I’m getting around pretty well on crunches but miss the use of my hands for mundane activities like bringing a hot cup of coffee to my desk (Yeah I have a thermal mug with a top, bowl of cereal though is challenging)!  On the other hand scuttling around on crutches takes lots of energy, which I like.  It’s the only aerobic exercise I’m getting these days.  Looking forward to swimming but that won’t happen until sutures are completely healed.

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  • 1. ryanb  |  October 7th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Did you see the iwalk-free (leg mounted “crutch”)? I tried to send you a link in an earlier comment, but am not sure it came through-

  • 2. jjniss  |  October 7th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Yes, I saw the iwalk-free and have checked it out. If I can find one on ebay for around $200 I’m going to get it. Insurance won’t pay for it and I’m projecting I won’t need one past week 8 or so (post surgery).

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