Sep 22 2008
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 Medco-school.com 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!!