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6 weeks post op visit

July 9th, 2008 by screwdriver

After 6 weeks , the cast came off today . i wanna tell you guys about the saw they use to cut the cast off.
they tell you dont worry coz it does not cut . to tell you guys honestly the saw they use can cut hard things and cannot cut soft things . thats why it cannot cut the cotton wadding and your muscles coz they are soft . they can cut the fiberglass cast coz they are hard . you know what else is hard- YOUR BONE so when they are cutting and they graze by a bony part - they can cut your skin.

i know coz i got nicked today , i felt burning at the side of my foot . after takng it off i saw 2 spots with blood in there. its ok - no biggie as long as it does not get infected . we wont now til later right?

My protocol is rather conservative imo. i was able to put my leg to 90 degrees on my own effort - thats what they call neutral . the doctor wont alow me to do anything past 90 degrees for another month . i can do exercises without any load from 90 degrees to pointing my toes down. NOTHING WAY PAST 90 degrees.
i am in a boot that permits me to move my ankle from toes pointing down to 90 degrees.
SO i am assuming that what is harmful is the stretch per se on the tendon. but exercising it unloaded is ok - just doing active range of motion not beyond 90 degrees.

i am partial weight bearing 25% and to increase every week by 25% so in 4 weeks ill be full weight bearing .i bought a soccer type socks made by under armor and it feels good in the boot.i still use the crutches.

its nice to feel being out of the cast really . i can now take baths beter in a shower chair INSIDE HE TUB OR THE WALK IN SHOWER.

well ill write something up again later.

BTW i dont know but i feel its inappropriate for a doctor to charge for signatures . they asked me $15 for them to fill out my disability form from aflac. i think and feel its the doctors job without ay additional fees to sign a document regarding my case. maybe im just too tight huh.

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  1. sheila said,

    on July 9th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Congrats on getting your cast off! Mine came off today, too, although my doc did it a bit grudgingly.

    I agree with you on the extra fees associated with forms - I think it’s a crappy thing to do.

  2. hoss said,

    on July 10th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve never had a doctor charge for a note even though they were supposed to. Knock wood.

    Congrats on the cast removal. I can’t wait for that freedom. 2 weeks to go for that. I’ve been wondering about the PWB. Did the doc tell you 25%? How do you determine that as you walk around? Is is up you when you finally ditch the crutches?
    All the Best

  3. screwdriver said,

    on July 10th, 2008 at 9:36 pm


    being out of the cast feels great - but to b honest the cast really protected us . without the cast right now even though how careful i am - i get careless sometimes that i caould place myself in a situation to re injure my leg.

    the doctor told me PWB 25% this week and increase by 25% each week that passes by- and told me DO WHAT YOURE COMFRTABLE WITH speech.
    cant really tell how much im putting on it unless you have a scale everytime you step and calculate .
    so when i reach 4th week i should be full weight bearing from the increments he gave me so b that time i can ditch the crutches IF IM COMFORTABLE - as he called it.

  4. hoss said,

    on July 24th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Now that I am out of the cast I understand what you are talking about. I am allowed to FWB but I’ll still be using my crutches to help me move around. I am not going to rush anything. Like you, I don’t want to mess up and re-rupture the darn thing. Good luck.

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