2nd follow-up — 2.5 weeks post-op

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 in Uncategorized by quepasa18

Today I got my stitches removed.  This is the first time I’ve ever had stitches, so I was a little nervous; but there was nothing to it.  I could feel it, but it didn’t really feel like anything, and took no time at all.  I asked the nurse when my next appointment would be, and she said 4 weeks.  That didn’t seem right to me so she had the doctor come in.

He pushed up on the bottom of my foot and said he was surprised how much flexibility I had.  He also said I’m quite a bit ahead of schedule and was pleased with that.  Me too!!  He adjusted my boot to a neutral position and said I had to continue with NWB for another two weeks and to come see him again.  So the nurse was wrong about the the 4 weeks.  I can get the area wet starting Sunday, and no longer need to sleep in the boot (hooray!).  I also don’t need to keep the boot on when I’m just sitting around the house, but should put it on any time I’m moving around, even in the house.  I am also to continue the ankle pumps every hour.

When I first got in the boot at 15 degrees, I had trouble getting my heel down.  I thought that might be the case at a neutral position as well, but it wasn’t.  My foot went right in, heel and all.  I felt good about that.

To be honest, I was kind of hoping to go to PWB sooner, but I’m not going to rush things.  I’m doing so well and don’t want a setback.  I’m going on vacation in two weeks, so should be PWB at that time, and that’s what I’m most concerned about.  It will be much easier to get around that way.

So, so far so good!

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