Sep 22 2008

“Unstuck” and Moving Forward :)/Pic

Published by marianne at 9:35 am under Uncategorized

My last post I was soooooo frustrated with the lower half of my incision because of the red, burning irritation that was not allowing me to bear as much weight as I felt I could at this point in my recovery.  Well, good news to report!!  Last Friday, my PT showed me a 4X4 gel patch that I could cut to fit the area that was irritated, providing a cushioning while I am in shoes.  I said, “I’ll take it!!!” , even though it wasn’t cheap for one patch—-$7.00….desperate, you know :)  Well, when I got home I immediately cut of a piece of “Elasto-Gel”, slapped it onto the lower half of my incision and wrapped it with gauze bandage to keep it on.  I put my shoe on and pure bliss!!!!  I have been able to bear more weight and work with one crutch again with a lot less pain until the end of the day!  JOY!!!!  I leave the gel patch on most of the day, even when I take my shoe off because it is suppose to help flatten the scar, and it just feels good.  I am so happy to have discovered something to give me some relief, as I have tried many things up until this point.  I was even able to take a couple hobbling steps without the crutches (held up in the air for mental support) yesterday. 

I would highly recommend the Elasto-Gel patch if any of you are experiencing burning/blistering pain.  Go to and check out their bandages and dressings….

Thanks Steve and Sanfran for your advice and kind words…..I really appreciate your input!!! 

Go Bears!  and keep on healing everyone!!


4 Responses to ““Unstuck” and Moving Forward :)/Pic”

  1. kkdubon 22 Sep 2008 at 2:24 pm

    RIGHT ON! Go gel. and a few steps. WOW. Love that. Ditch those crutches lovely lady - you will improve dramatically just by trying to walk - plan ahead, you’ll be slow. go bears. kkdub

  2. stevewon 23 Sep 2008 at 1:18 am

    Keep up the hard work, Marianne. Good job!

  3. stevewon 23 Sep 2008 at 11:11 am


    Glad you found the gel patch and its working for you. Now since you’re starting to lost the crutches, I’ll bet you’re going to start making some big-time progress.

    As for me, the splint is it. No shoes on underneath, just a regular sock. I haven’t had any problems with the incision yet, so it’s not a problem. I don’t walk much outside yet, so I just do laps around the kitchen and family room.

    Yeah Ripon’s actually real, but not many people (even neighbors in the Valley like you) know about it. I’m just north of Modesto. I drive past you often with the family on our way down to the Magic Kingdom.

    Keep posting so I can hear about life as it gets back to normal from ATR veterans like you!


  4. damacaron 23 Sep 2008 at 11:21 am

    Congrats Marianne!! You’re really on your way now!!


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