Boot

I have been in my boot for three days. I think I looked like a baby taking her first steps when I started out! I am used to it and have been pushing myself to walk more. I am in a crunch to get my classroom ready. I get my even up on Monday. I am looking forward to that. I am wearing my New Balance shoes that are pretty “tall”, so I am almost even. With the even up, I am sure it will be perfect and my hip/back won’t hate me so much! I am wearing a thick sock with my boot and had to bandage my incision area because I have a small wound where one of my staples was. My heel hurts quite a bit as I am walking. I was not given anything in the way of lifts that I have seen so many bloggers have. Should I ask for this or will a heel cup work? I don’t go back to the doctor for two weeks. I am sure it is typical to have this pain, but I am not going to have the luxury of being off my feet after next week. I am going to use my scooter at school for the long trecks to the cafeteria and specials, but I really want to walk as much as possible to build up muscle and strength. I am not so patient with this!!

Six Weeks Post Op

Six week apointment today. I got my cast off (eww…I think you can braid the leg hair!). I can’t wait to soak my foot and shave my leg! I got my boot, and it is very comfortable. My dr. Told me I won’t need PT. He just told me to do ROM and walking will strengthen my leg. I work with a PT, so I am still going to check with her to make sure I am getting what I need. I am looking forward to a nice sleep tonight with nothing banging on my other leg! What is the best way to get the dry, rough skin off? I am going to soak my foot and hopefully that will do it, but it is very bad. Hoping I won’t overdo things with my newfound freedom!

Cast off and shoes

I am so excited that I am finally getting my cast off tomorrow! It almost feels like Christmas!!!  The time has actually gone by pretty quickly. Other than the one incident of cast anxiety I had due to a too tight cast, it hasn’t been too bad. I am hoping I won’t have to sleep in my boot. If so, I will ask for a night splint. I have not been sleeping too well lately due to the banging around of my cast every time I move (I toss and turn a lot).  Do you recommend an even up? If so, where is the best place to buy one. I want to buy a good pair of shoes. I have tennis shoes, but I need casual shoes for work. I am a teacher and am on my feet all day. I teach full time during the day and twice a week in the evening.  I will need shoes that are orthotic friendly and are extra wide. Any recommendations will be welcome. Thanks!

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Doing too much on NWB

Putting this out there to those who are still NWB. I am four weeks out and have been feeling great. I have virtually no pain and get around geat with my scooter. Surgery was on my left foot, so I am able to drive with my cast. I have been going stir crazy sitting around. I am a teacher and start back to school in three weeks, so I decided to go work in my room to get it organized. Well, stupid me just keeps going and moving furniture, rugs, toys, etc. I foolishly have been putting some weight on my left foot (just to pivot or when I am going down the step to the garage). Now my achilles is aching and I am very swollen under my cast. I should have known better. I am sure I have not done any damage, but it has turned into a Percocet and leg way up in the air night. I don’t plan on doing anything tomorrow. So, my advice to anyone who is still NWB, don’t be stubborn like me!!

Help!

I had my staples removed today and a new cast put on. The cast is too tight. It is not making me numb or Cutting off my circulation, but it is extremely uncomfortable. I think my foot is positioned wrong in there and by my ankle it is very tight. I feel like I am having a panic attack! I want it off NOW! The office is closed for the day. I left a message and I can go get a new cast tomorrow, but how can I get throuh until then? I have elevTed and iced, but it is not helping and my anxiety is growing. I do not normally have anxiety issues. Any advice would be very helpful.

Help!

I had my staples removed today and a new cast put on. The cast is too tight. It is not making me numb or Cutting off my circulation, but it is extremely uncomfortable. I think my foot is positioned wrong in there and by my ankle it is very tight. I feel like I am having a panic attack! I want it off NOW! The office is closed for the day. I left a message and I can go get a new cast tomorrow, but how can I get throuh until then? I have elevTed and iced, but it is not helping and my anxiety is growing. I do not normally have anxiety issues. Any advice would be very helpful.

Bad day

I overdid it today

Cast

My cast has gotten very loose an the gauze in my cast started coming out. It started really irritating my foot, so I removed kost f it. I am not due to go back for another week. Should I call and see if I can get a new cast?

Burning feeling

I have been having a burning sensation around my staples on the back of my heel. Not sure if it’s rubbed on my cast or if this is just how it is supposed to feel. I hate to take a pain pill for it, but I don’t know what else to do. Has anyone ever experienced this type of pain? Is it normal? Suggestions on how to help it feel better? Thanks in advance!

First post op appointment

I had my first post op appointment today. It was so nice to habe air on my foot for a little while! The doctor said everything is looking good. He had to debulk my tendon. He said is was extremely thick and had lots ts of micro tears. I swelled up quite a bit from having xrays and my foot hanging down. I went to lunch with a friend after which was so nice. Too much up and around and I had to break down and take a pain pill. Ice is my friend! I bought a ukulele to have something to help pass the time. I teach small children with special needs, so I thought they would enjoy live entertainment when school starts back. I go back in two weeks to have my staples removed and get a cast changed.