Wake up foot muscles. Good doc appt

Doc appt went great.  3rd post op,(this time) 7 weeks.  My doc took a look, felt, squeezed, “Wow, I can tell you haven’t been using this leg, the muscle is gone”.  Gosh doc, no kidding.  But he said to ditch the crutches, walk on the boot for 2 weeks, then shoes.   Start PT in 2 weeks.  [...]

No bodysurfing yet

Hiya,  Yesterday was 7 weeks, boot, NWB,  I almost typed “again”, but last time I only made it to 6 weeks.  This has been a heck of a summer.  I saw a lot of good surf go by without me.  For the most part I felt lucky to be able to watch.  Hurricane  Bertha was [...]

Hi everyone.  Just passed 6 weeks post op(2nd time), Boot, 90 degrees, NWB, no ROM exercise. Everything looks fine, just starting to get weird muscle spasms in my calf.  I see the doc in a week, hopefully to walk in the boot.  Maybe I’m hitting the wall, but I am more nervous now than  ever.  I [...]

4 week post op. Conservative strategy

At my 4 week checkup,  I went to 90 degrees, boot, and NWB for another 3 weeks.  For some reason I had my heart set on 2, but I can understand the conservitive route, as this is my 2nd time around.  1 either way is  a small price.  Last time I was walking in the [...]

3 weeks post op (again) tommorrow.

Hiya everybody.  I am 3 weeks tommorrow, and feeling very positive.  My wheelchair workouts are are back up to speed.  I have been cleaning my leg w/ baby wipe out of the boot, and keeping it on wrapped in a bag in the shower, as I don’t want to take any chances w/ a bathroom slip.  [...]

2nd 1st post op

Hi.   went to the doc yesterday, 8 days out.  Everything looked good, incision, etc.  I was almost in a cast, but the tech found some wedges for my boot.  So I am in the boot, w/ 3 heel wedges and of course, NWB, back in 3 weeks.  NO flexing or movement out of the boot.  [...]

Hiya

Thanks for all the nice messages.  Had surgery tuesday.  The doc said he added an extra loop(?).  Seems to have went well.  Pink toes, not much pain, and a much bigger cast than last time.  The doc said he “can’t fathom” how it happened.  My PT guy was shocked too.  1st post op is wed [...]

bad news

6 1/2 weeks post op.  Had been working and walking with the boot.  Yesteday was the day the doc said to ditch the boot.  Had a good PT, hit the gym, returned my wheelchair.  Went for a bch cruiser ride.  Lost my ballance and caught myself with my right(bad) leg.  Hit once, twice and felt [...]

6 Weeks and fired up

Today is six weeks post op.  I have been walking in the boot for a week.  Not much arch support.  I even went back to my night job as a waiter (a slow one), with a few sympathy tips.  My doc says to ditch the boot in 4 more days.  Wow.  Just the mobilty of [...]

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