Apr 24 2013

lucasl

Joys of recovery. . .

Posted at 7:06 pm under Uncategorized

Still praying for you all as you recover and adjust to life after ATR! At my last appointment I finally discovered that my itchy, hivey rash was due to an allergy/sensitivity to the surgi strips covering my incision! Thank goodness it has been alleviated and my incision site looks and feels much better!
My flights and accomodation over our Springbreak by the airport staff were superb. . . Note to others flying early on in your recovery~ LOOSEN YOUR BOOT STRAPS AS YOU FLY and move your affected leg as much as possible while seated on the plane! The Dr. encouraged an aspirin a day starting two days prior to flight and ending two days post return flight. It seems to have done the job as I experienced no complications during or after travel.
I am eager to see what my surgeon has to say when I see him on Friday. My boot is now at a 10 degree angle and I am anxious to find out what happens next. Will therapy start soon? Will I be PWB soon? Is the numbness in the bottom of my foot normal? Is the pain in my far right metatarsal normal? Hoping for answers and insight into what is ahead of me! ;)
Work is still going well thanks to friends and family that act as chaffeur, patient and helpful students and the Knee Walker! I am still determined to take off weight as I recover and have been slowly but surely accomplishing this goal.
Ahhhhh to be able to take my usual morning walk at 4:45 and welcome the awakening world. . . some day soon!!! Be patient Lydia, it will happen!! :) Peace and Healing to my brothers and sisters in Texas, Boston, Midwest and all over the world~Love, Lydia!

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3 Responses to “Joys of recovery. . .”

  1. normofthenorthon 25 Apr 2013 at 12:54 am 1

    Thanks, Lydia! And if you can, please install the ATR Timeline Widget (instructions high on the Main Page) so we can easily remind ourselves of your basic timing etc., to give smarter answers to your Qs. One good set of answers to your question about the timing of PWB and FWB is at bit.ly/UWOProtocol . That schedule got excellent results, and many others seem to do worse.

  2. lucaslon 25 Apr 2013 at 7:40 pm 2

    Thank you Norm, I was wondering why all the achilles timeline info was not showing up on my page. . . now I know!! Such support and encouragement- so helpful in staying positive and progressing. Thank You Again~! :)

  3. kkirkon 26 Apr 2013 at 12:59 pm 3

    I would assume that your doctor will have you start PWB > FWB and therapy soon. I started at about 7 weeks, although everything seemed to move slower during my recovery than most. I felt the numbness once I started trying to put weight back on my foot again (in my heel), which I was told was normal.

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