Dec 28 2011

rome24kr

3rd post-op appointment

Posted at 12:20 am under Uncategorized

Today was supposed to be the day that I went into a boot. Well… to my surprise I did not. My doc told me that I would have to use a Theraband to stretch my newly constructed Achilles tendon. This took place at 7:15AM this morning, and now at 5:00PM I can bend my foot up and down at least an inch. Needless to say, I am going to put my new Vacocast Achilles boot tonight! I will start out PWB and transition to FWB by the weekend. My foot and ankle feels extremely weird, but at least I now have control over my foot and ankle, unlike the moments just after my football injury and the days leading up to the surgery. I must say I have a new sense of confidence. Not meaning that I am going to rush my recovery, but that I can see progress and that does make me more optimistic. My next appointment is scheduled for January 26. At that point, I am expecting to go into 2 shoes. There is light at the end of the tunnel!!!!

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  1. normofthenorthon 29 Dec 2011 at 1:40 am 1

    Rome, you wrote somewhere else that your Doc won’t let you get into a boot until you’re flexing to 90 degrees (aka “neutral”). I’ve never understood why some Docs say that, when we’ve got studies (like UWO) with great results where patients went into boots IMMEDIATELY post-non-op (or 2 wks post-op, after their wounds stopped seeping)! And some Docs think you can only do PWB and FWB after you’re at 90 degrees, when the studies show that even FWB works great while you’ve still got some heel lifts in your boot.

    I think it’s up to us patients to do some of the reading for some of our Docs — and the printing and photocopying and teaching, if necessary.

    Good luck, and good healing.

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