Dec 10 2009

6 weeks and 3 days post op and 2 SHOES!!!

Published by sandie at 7:17 am under Uncategorized

I am now the proud owner of 2 shoes - one on each foot - yeay! It all felt a bit strange at first and my foot wasn’t quite sure how it should behave, but it seems to slowly be getting the hang of things again. I find if I sit - at my PC with foot elevated or not - my foot gets very stiff and I almost have to unstiffen each time before I can use it.

I am now seeing the physio for WB exercises and manipulation once a week for the next 6 weeks  - until I see the specialist again. I have been told no sports activities until at least 3 to 6 months - only swimming. But my physio has said that I can do crunches and weights as long as no real pressure on foot etc. So am doing some low-level cross-training, weights and some exercises the physio gave me using dyno bands to stretch out the tendon. and some 40:60 toe raises (40% on bad foot etc).

If I rest my foot on the scar area (like when asleep etc) it is really sore - but I figure that is because I also had a bone spur removed and as the specialist said it’s almost like a fracture.

So onwards and upwards - mostly better each day - although this is not straight line improvement - more of an up and down kind of graph!

A long time before I can trip the light fantastic - just as long as I don’t trip and can start running and working out again soon {:O)

Take care all


3 Responses to “6 weeks and 3 days post op and 2 SHOES!!!”

  1. dancingdougon 10 Dec 2009 at 10:28 am

    Good Show Sandie:

    Sounds like you are making good progress. When I went back to two shoes it felt weird to actually reach for that second shoe instead of the boot.

    Don’t try to rush things, slow and steady wins the race.


  2. marion 11 Dec 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I changed my shoes today. I had bought these gawd-aweful sneakers a size too big and I felt like I was in clown shoes.
    Now with my 2nd full day in shoes behind me I’m tired but walking somewhat ‘normal’

    Hang in there!

  3. sandieon 13 Dec 2009 at 8:37 am

    Thanks Mari/dancingdoug

    I agree with the ‘tired’ bit - at the end of the day I limp more, my whole leg aches (I suspect because it wasn’t used much for so long) and my foot is swollen. I find by icing it for a awhile with foot elevate it helps.

    Someone suggested manukka honey and blister bandaids and both seem to be helping with my scar soreness and pressure.

    Onwards and upwards - still not supposed to do stairs for a bit yet - but walking better and like you a bit more normal

    Still its sooooo good to be out of the boot :) - hardly worth whingeing really!

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