9 Weeks Update - 12 Weeks of NWB..

I went to the doctor last Friday for the third post-op check up. Up till now I had been 9 weeks NWB. I thought the doctor would allow me to be PWB by now, but surprisingly she told me to go another 3 weeks in the boot NWB. That’ll put me in a total of 12 weeks of NWB.

I’m starting to remove the wedges in the boot this week, so in 3 weeks my foot should be flat. I’ve been trying to put some weight on the foot myself, since from what I’ve read on the blog, many of you have gone PWB way before this time. My left leg has shrunk to the size of my arms. I’ve booked a physio assessment next week and physio should begin in 3 weeks time. It seems like I’m getting close to the end of the journey, and will begin the recovery soon.

As of now, I’m justing waiting, being patient and hoping to walk again soon.


  1. 2ndtimer Said,

    November 30, 2009 @ 4:28 pm

    Hi Mike,
    I understand your frustration. Did the doc give you any reason why you need another 3 weeks of NWB? Was there a complication? I can imagine there is a lot of atrophy by now. Next week question the physio therapist about it.
    I started mobility exercises while in the boot and doing heel lifts sitting down, just lifting the weight of the leg itself, kind of getting used to the motion.
    2nd timer

  2. michael784 Said,

    December 1, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    Hi 2ndtimer,

    Thanks. I don’t think there were any complications. I think she just said that that was how long it takes for tendons to heal. I told her I was testing out a little PWB myself but she said it’s best to take it easy.
    I was reading your blog and it seems like you’re close to the end of the journey. Congrats! I tried doing some heel lifts while sitting down too, but the foot hardly moved!

  3. doug53 Said,

    December 1, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

    Mike, you have way more patience than I have. If I had your doctor, I would have fired her long ago.


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