Week 5 post op

The scabs are all off at the incision points. The hard knot is still there and not as painful. Hoping the knot will just absorb. For an entire week the knot changed constantly. Swelling is down. A nurse friend of mine says it’s probably the surgical knot and will absorb.
I feel like I need to move on to the next step which is bearing weight. When flexing and extending toes I can feel my achilles move. It’s a little tight.

This weekend I went on a girls trip and decided to get actual crutches because I knew I’d be on a floating dock. The dock was a long ways and I knew I needed something that was really stable. Let me just say my shoulders ache and there is no place to carry things when using crutches. I am so glad to be back with my knee scooter and knee crutch and will use the crutches at minimum. Hands free means you can do more for yourself and bother people less. I had no shame at taking stairs on my bottom. So grateful for patient friends.

I am so tired of not being able to drive and lugging around my leg like its a useless appendage. Getting rides is ridiculously annoying.
Hoping the October 28 follow up visit will be huge! Physical Therapy and Partial Weight Bearing here I come! Not letting this situation bring me down.
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One Response to “Week 5 post op”

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