Mar 09 2008


Published by ross at 5:25 am under Uncategorized

Well had a good night sleep…Will try and take a shower today…Funny how the little things become so difficult and how we take things for granted.  Knowing that this is temporary helps and makes me appreciate how lucky we are.  I am coming to realize that I am not invinicible  and that returning to work, travel will have to be put on hold.  Being in solo practice will make this hard on me, patients and staff….although I know they will enjoy the time to catch up on paperwork. 

The time off will allow me to focus on the future, goals, and changes both personally and professionally.

Never saw the reason to ‘blog’ but realizing its just a way to vent, think, and find others going thru similar problems.  Will write on my physical state just as soon as I figure out how the day is going..Off to the surgeon for my post op just trying to figure out if I can drive by myself…any thoughts on this..



4 Responses to “Realization”

  1. brendanon 09 Mar 2008 at 7:27 am

    Couldn’t agree with you more on the what the time off allows you to do. I have reconnected with some friends from high school and college, that I never would have done should I continued to be healthy. It is really a time to review and preview..sort of a tollbooth or checkpoint in my life.

    On the driving piece, is it your left or right leg? If it’s your left and you have an automatic, I think you are fine. But if it’s your right, I’ve heard two arguements against driving.

    1) Even if you are driving with your left foot (backwards), you may get into a stituation where you have to slam on your breaks and you instinctively use your right foot…possibly damaging your healing tendon.

    2) The other thing is even if you get in a harmless fendor bender, there may be some questions from either parties insurance companies if you get out of the car on crutches and your right foot immobolized.

    My left foot is injured, so I have borrowed an automatic from my in laws…and although haven’t driven since surgery last Monday, I am planning on driving this Friday (11 days post op) to my follow up visit with the surgeon.

    BTW, your surgery was on March 6th, right? So your follow up is only 4 days post op? My doc recommended 10-14 days….any reason why your’s suggested getting in so soon?

  2. rosson 09 Mar 2008 at 11:00 am

    He teaches and travels doing seminars so he is up to date on the latest research on AT recovery. Early mobilization appears to be the most beneficial. He wants to get me in a cast and start Pt asap.
    Will let you know what he says tomorrow as well as I will be getting my video of the surgery. Looking forward to seeing it.
    How you doing today??


  3. johnskieron 09 Mar 2008 at 11:15 am

    I saw a testimonial on the web site from a surgeon who was working while on one of those. I could see how you might be able to do it.

    I am driving - but my right leg is my “good” leg.

  4. brendanon 09 Mar 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Will really look forward to your report tomorrow…and if you can somehow get the video of your surgery online, I’d like to see it. I found couple on youtube in two parts:

    There are some screws used to reattach to the heal as well…so it’s a little more complicated than what I had.

    I’m doing well today…sitting outside in the beatiful Colorado’s about 55 degrees out and I’m working on my tan! I’m a big gardener, so I’m coaching my wife on getting some of the early stuff in this week (peas, spinach, lettuce).

    Keep us posted

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