1st Doctor Appointment — 3 days post-injury

Posted on July 21st, 2011 in Uncategorized by quepasa18

I had my first doctor appointment on June 27, three days after my injury.  I saw a doctor who specializes in sports medicine.  To be honest, this appointment was a waste of time and money, although maybe it was required to get a referral for my surgeon.

But basically, this doctor just confirmed what the ER doctor had said.  I did get a boot though, which was better than the splint I’d had up until then.  With the boot, I was able to walk without crutches until I had my surgery.  I was scheduled for an MRI on June 29 and an appointment with the surgeon on July 1.  The doctor also signed the form I needed to get a disabled permit.  I was very glad my injury was the left leg so it didn’t interfere with driving.

I teach at a technical college, and had taken off work the Monday and Tuesday after my injury.  Truthfully, with the boot I probably could have/should have gone back to work on Tuesday.  But I decided to wait a day.  I taught on Wednesday and Thursday.  I don’t have classes on Fridays, so I only had to put in those two days.  I don’t get paid for the days I don’t teach in the summer, so I didn’t want to miss any more classes than necessary.  Luckily, we had off for summer break the week of the 4th of July, which is when my surgery was, so I haven’t had to take any other days off than those two.

The next post will detail my first meeting with the surgeon.

4 Responses to '1st Doctor Appointment — 3 days post-injury'

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  1. find doctor said,

    on September 26th, 2011 at 3:55 am

    It’s good to educate - thanks for sharing your mind.

  2. john34 said,

    on September 26th, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Hi there, I am now in my 5th week post op. The doc has said full weight bearing… But, I will only dare go partial weight bearing. I am still using my crutches and I have pins and needles in my left leg (achilles op leg) and it just doesnt feel right to put it to the ground 100% yet, no matter what the doc says.. i am still in cast and it comes off three weeks on friday…what do you think?


  3. on September 26th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    While there are far more experienced and educated persons here to comment, I will say that I think there is never anything wrong with listening to your instincts and being a little conservative.

    All the best to you in your recovery, John!

  4. on March 14th, 2012 at 1:16 am

    It is very interesting and worth reading. It has intrigued me a lot. I kept reading it till last line. Keep posting similar stuff!

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