5 1/2 week check-up

Written on July 28, 2010 – 12:23 pm | by firstdayofsummer

This post will make Norm very happy :)

I went back for my 5 1/2 week check-up today to my doctor who does support my choice of non-surgical treatment but has not been thrilled about it. When I saw him last 2 weeks ago, he fitted the Vacocast Pro for me (I found and ordered it myself). I did leave some printed information for him to give to the guy in charge of braces.

So when I walked in today 3 doctors came all excited to inspect the boot and to ask me tons of questions. The doctor in charge of braces told me smiling ‘well you got me into a lot of trouble with this boot’ and that he called Vaoped yesterday to ask for a sample. They spent about 20 minutes with me once I told them that I have not had surgery….it was clear that they were very impressed with the boot and the protocol I am following (thanks Norm!).

My doctor then did another Thompson test and with a big smile on his face told me he is very happy with my progress and that he can feel a nice consistency in the tendon (yeah). This doctor did not want me to put any weight on my injured foot for at least 8 weeks or do anything according to the Ontario protocol. Well today it was suddenly clear that he had taken the time to look at the protocol as he advised me to do everything according to the protocol.

I am a very happy ATR person today , things are finally moving :)

  1. 2 Responses to “5 1/2 week check-up”

  2. By normofthenorth on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    Yay!! As I hoped, Johanna, with a little help from me and others — and with a bit of luck, because all of it ALMOST didn’t happen! — you’ve not only saved yourself, you’ve saved Stamford CT!! Terrific!

    Now just “watch your step” for the rest of your rehab — I hope it’s not too much pressure! ;-)

  3. By gareth on Feb 17, 2011 | Reply


    I must say after reading your blog, I have hope that I have made the right choice personally in going down the non surgical route. I am 5 weeks in from my ATR and have an appointment on Monday with the ortho and get my cast removed and hopefully be put in a boot. I will be going for the Vacocast myself that is for sure.

    Best of luck!!

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