This is my first blog, wish I would have found this site prior to my surgery. The information here is so helpful.
Feb 10, 2010 was my surgery, two weeks in bed and 10 weeks in a cast. Monday of week 13th went to doctors and got my cast off. I had no weight bearing the entire time. Seeing from other people’s post they were already weight bearing long before me. Tuesday (wk 13th) started physical therapy. Simple tasks with my foot didn’t seem simple any more. The bottom of my foot hurts and I have pain up in the knee area. I had to use a walker as my foot just couldn’t tolerate walking without easing up on some of the weight. By the end of the week I was using the walker less and less. Working on walking with two shoes.
Monday I walked into physical therapy on my own and with two shoes. They started me on the bike and it wasn’t easy, in fact after about a couple of minutes it actually hurt. Before the afternoon, I was back in my boot and using the walker. By evening foot looked like a balloon and hurt. Iced foot and elevated the rest the evening. Tuesday I was a whimp and did next to nothing. Wed I was ready for PT. In all it was a pretty good week, until Friday. I was to do more time on the bike then before. The time was at 6 minutes with 4 minutes remaining. I could feel the strain on my foot, but I kept going 8 minutes into I said no more. I didn’t think my foot could take anymore. Then the exercise with these small stairs…. PT told me no pain no gain. Is that true? My doctor told me that my foot will be my guide and to pay attention to it. My foot will let me know what I can and cannot do. So, I guess I will listen to my foot. The same old story, by evening foot iced and elevated. (boot and walker).
Saturday back to two shoes and making my way around the house without walker. Foot and knee hurt though, gritting and bearing it as I go. Sure do miss being barefoot, especially when I am in the house.