Yes- I had my first post-op visit today! I was fitted with a boot, instead of a cast,
so I was happy. When the nurse cut off
the splint, I saw a nice, neat row of stitches going up the back of my
calf. It wasn’t very long, maybe 5
inches or so. I also had a few stitches
on the bottom of my foot by my big toe (where they harvested the tendon for my
new and improved Achilles). So, now I
will be able to take the boot off for bathing and sleeping-yeah!! I am also now in the PWB category, although I’m
not exactly sure what 20-30% weight bearing means??
On the down side, I had hoped I would be able to drive and
maybe go up and downstairs, but those things aren’t happening soon. Have I mentioned that I get a little
I am starting physical therapy tomorrow. That’s a lot sooner than I thought. I think
the PT will be able to help me figure out the weight bearing/crutches/physical
activity issues. And give me lots of fun
exercises to do J Overall, I guess I expected to be able to be
able to do more, but these things take time.