6 weeks update

December 15, 2011 | |

I went today for my 6 week appointment.  The doctor is pleased with my progress and the incisions look much better than they did 2 weeks ago.  The spot that was not healed is now healed over.  He took off the tape that was put on at the first post op appointment.  I have my last cast on and my foot is at the neutral position.

As soon as the cast was off, my arch felt numb.  Since I have asked and have read a lot of your blogs, that seems normal.  He was not concerned.  I was able to push my toes into his hand and I have feeling in my foot.  There isn’t any pain and there doesn’t seem to be swelling.

I asked when I could bike again.  He asked if I could one leg bike and then told me to give it two more weeks until I get into a boot.  I may just go into the boot I had before surgery but I have to take it with me so he can decide.  I am looking forward to getting out of the cast for good but not necessarily to crutches for a period of time. I have been on the knee walker since the second week and was using a walker before that.  I guess I will just have to adjust to the crutches for a while.

I go back to work for the first time tomorrow but only for a half day.  Next week I go as tolerated.  I sit at a computer all day so I imagine I will be able to tolerate most of the day.  I do have to go across campus tomorrow and Monday for meetings but I am hoping I can just drive from one handicapped spot to another. Exams end tomorrow so campus should be quiet for the next few days. I just hope the rain stops.


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  1. ryanb on December 15, 2011 5:53 pm

    Good to see you making positive progress there-

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