Well….I was all ready to have my tendon stretched on day 8 of this mess and fit into a boot. Unfortunately, I’ve healed in a kind of pointed position (natural for my foot) and I couldn’t even stretch it to 30 degrees. :((( Doc didn’t want me to stretch it at this early point - unlike so many I’ve read about on this board. I could have just done it myself but I was too afraid - I don’t want to re-rupture this thing. So now I’m feeling like somewhat of a failure and a big chicken since I could have gone home in a boot. Please tell me I haven’t screwed up royally by not stretching it.
I got a pink cast - it’s so much lighter than my monster splint, and my kids like it a lot. I took a pic so you could see that I’m pointed about straight downward - is that 90 degrees? Seems like 180 to me - but I guess people are going from flat foot? sigh. sigh. and more sigh. Doc says no weight bearing until 4 weeks. I get my Vaco Cast tomorrow and will bring it next week to try. I hated the black boot I currently have - it was heavy and painful and I can’t see how that could be good. Anyway - looking for someone who has healed in a point like me?? How will I ever get back to flat? My foot sits at about 30 naturally anyway except with weight on it.
I am not in pain anymore - it must have been over doing it on the leg lifts, etc. I could use some reassurance from "the crowd" today. Somebody throw me a bone and tell me they’ve done ok with casting at this degree. TIA and trying not to worry. Blessings, Kim Here’s the pics:
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