Aug 29 2012

One Week Complete of 2 shoes ~ Going Well

Published by marklewis67 at 9:04 AM under Uncategorized

Hey Everyone ~

Just wanted to check in real quick and touch base because it’s been a while … This will be short as I’m @ Newark Airport & boarding a plane to Chicago in 30 mins ..

So, my last post on 8/4 gave the news that my two open wounds finally healed .. Went back to see plastic surgeon @ the Wound Ctr on 8/14 and got my official discharge from the wound center  .. they gave me a little certificate and the nurses gave me  a little mini-graduation ceremony .. It was very nice and I’m very grateful to all of them for taking care of me and getting those two wounds to heal .. the only residual effects of the wounds is that I have to wear a compression stocking for 6 weeks just to continue to help w the swelling and give the skin over the wounds more oppt to granualize and strengthen, etc  .. so, no big deal … So, the wound iss is officially over . 

Now that that is taken care of, I got the green light last Tues 8/21 from my ortho to lose the boot and go to 2 shoes!  So, it’s been a full week today & it’s going great so far … right calf has def gotten smaller since the surgery, but, after a full week of walking, I can def notice a little change.  Started out slowly, and I still have a slight hitch when the achilles is tight (esp in the a.m or after sitting for a while) .. but, it loosens up & I’m trying to walk as much as poss (slowly & cautiously !!) .. But, I feel like a new person & am so thankful to be in 2 shoes & wearing pants to work again! … Being at airport & travelling today def a bit of a test and I’m def being careful, but, Ive been cooped up all summer, so it def feels good to spread my wings a bit (no pun intended) and get out of my little home/work bubble Ive been confined to for the last 14 weeks …. Business trip w some client dinners/ Cubs game tomorrow, so I’m sure my leg/achilles will get a work out … Ill be careful … Been icing it at night w the Cryo Cuff (thanks Kim!) as much as poss & it def helps … Wish me luck ..

Go back to Ortho next week on Tues 9/4 & he will see how the 2 weeks of just walking w 2 shoes went .. and we will talk about starting PT .. hopefully next week … I’m going to go to Spin class regardless & prob start walking in park this wkd when I get home.  Def need to amp up the cardio now that I’m mobile again & am looking forward to continued recovery & improvement when I start PT.  Been keeping up w everyone’s posts ~ sry I havent written in a while .. hope everyone doing well & Ill keep everyone in my thoughts & prayers for continued recovery.  Be Well ~ Talk Soon …. Best, Mark

3 Responses to “One Week Complete of 2 shoes ~ Going Well”

  1. sheenaon 29 Aug 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Great to hear you’re doing so well. Just take it easy though Mark eh..I have a possible re rupture at 13 weeks. Waiting for an MRI. I was walking up a very very gentle slope and pop…Don’t forget you’re nursing that injury for at least six months.

  2. kimjaxon 30 Aug 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Congrats, Mark. So glad you’re moving forward quickly again!

  3. mcdarlingon 01 Sep 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Congratulations Mark! It is good to hear a good outcome. Congratulations on the two shoes. Enjoy your travel and new found freedom. Take care! But enjoy life and living! Blessings!

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