1st Post Op and Cast #2

This day couldn’t get here fast enough.  2 weeks and it’s time for suture & cast removal. What a relief that was. The condition of my leg was good. No swelling and no bleeding or stuff oozing. The would is healing and no infections. The doc didn’t remove all the stitches, he kept half of them in till the next visit. The tear was pretty routine and everything is coming along nicely.

I can rest my foot down and I don’t have to continuously keep my foot elevated anymore.

New cast is fiberglass. Little bit tight but light weight. That could be because my foot was adjusted up some. Bearable pain and I could feel the tension when he pushed up on my foot. You know it’s connected but it’s still good to “feel” it.

So in two weeks time I will return and have the cast removed and start with the boot. I already have one of those so I’m ahead of the game on that front.

Ball & Chain is gone!! Cast protector from Amazon is on it’s way!

the stitches revealednot too thin [it was thin already]

5 Comments so far

  1. Richard on November 1st, 2008

    Look at you in your fancy cast!! - Well done, it’s nice to make a bit of progress isn’t it - I reckon thats an important way to approach thi ATR lark - little steps(no pun intended),celebrate the victories no matter how small and try not to let the set-backs get at you(not always easy)

    Have you caught me up yet?(Tee Hee!!)


  2. toddryan on November 1st, 2008

    Congrats on some tangible progress!

    Did the doc say why he left 1/2 the stitches in?

    I can’t wait to not elevate….

    (poet and didn’t know it)

  3. maestro on November 1st, 2008

    Doc left 1/2 the stitches in just to be safe. November 14 I start with the boot.

  4. Smish on November 2nd, 2008

    Toddryan: Stop rhyming and I mean it!
    Does anybody have a peanut?

    Can you guess what I watched while NWB? Tee hee!

  5. despina on November 7th, 2008

    That’s wonderful that your foot was not swollen at two weeks! I still dismay at my lost left ankle.

    Sounds like you’re on a faster track than me; I had two weeks in the splint followed by 3 in that crazy-fast drying fiberglass cast. Two weeks will fly by.

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