I met with Dr. C on day 27 for cast #3. Anna cut off cast #2…I couldn’t believe how much my leg has atrophied over the past couple of weeks…shocking. Lot’s of work ahead w/ PT. The incision was healing very well. Dr. C was pushing my foot back to the 90 degree position, it felt tight but no pain…it was good to see my foot moving again. He felt the back of my leg and the tendon felt strong and everything looked good.
I told the Dr that I was anxious to get back to moving around. He put me in a new fiberglass cast, with my foot in a position close to the 90 degree mark. A walking heel was added to the bottom. I can start to apply light pressure to the leg while using crutches…and gradually apply more pressure and I feel I’m able to over time. I will be in this cast for apprx another 3 weeks.
It’s day #2 in the new cast…feels much better than the last one. Having my foot in a more natural position is key. I’ve been applying light pressure walking w/ the use of the crutches, standing up on both legs, etc, and it feels good to be starting the process to getting back my leg strength….it a great day.
I was signed up to participate in the Chicago triathlon on Sun Aug 26th, which I had done a few times in past years….I had a good excuse to skip it this year. Maybe next year?