Post-op, day 35, back from vacation

On 4/18 I went from the cast into a Velcro cam boot. I thought I would just walk out of the doctor’s office with a slight limp. I guess I must have been smoking something. Sure, I got to walk out with the crutches and instructions to not put more than 25% weight on the [...]

Post-op, Day 15

I finally made it into the pool this evening, cast and all. It turned out to be remarkably easy with my wife’s help and the wonderfully stable Strutter crutches. At my Y you have to go through the shower room to enter the pool. Needless to say, the tile floor was totally wet, as was [...]

Post-op, Day 13

Worked out at my YMCA today for the first time since surgery. Didn’t make it to the pool though because my wife, whose assistance I’ll need, still thinks it’s too soon and has safety concerns about moving around on the wet surfaces with the crutches. Maybe tomorrow. The workout in the fitness center was good. [...]

Post-op, Day 11

Showered without assistance for the first time this morning. No problem. Still used the plastic bag (and Velcro straps to seal it) because I didn’t have time for the cast to dry before work. The doc said that the fiberglass/Goretex cast will dry in about 1/2 to 3/4 hour. He also said that I could [...]

4/1 Doctor Visit

So far it’s been a good April Fools Day, all things considered. Things finally seem to be moving again, slowly but surely, in the bowel department. Ah, life’s often little noticed and overlooked ordinary activities.
Saw the doc. He removed the bandages and splints, looked at the incision and said of his handiwork, “It looks beautiful”. [...]