So, I’m 3.5 weeks out from Haglund’s Deformity removal and the Achilles repair that goes along with it. I’m officially tired of being NWB. Tired of not being able to carry things from one room to another. Tired of crutching my way up and down the 3 sets of stairs in our house. Tired of sitting on the couch watching crappy TV. Tired of all the movies in our DVD collection. Tired of the room I’ve come to call “the dungeon”, otherwise known as our family room. And really, just plain tired. It turns out not eating or sleeping for a week does a number on your immune system and I’ve managed to pick up a rotten cold. That coupled with post surgical fatigue has left me feeling, well, tired. Too tired to do much of anything for any period of time. And I’m bored.
I’m allowed to take off my boot and move my foot a little, and boy is it stiff. In every direction. I tried resting my foot on the floor (no weight, I promise!), in hopeful anticipation of being allowed to start bearing weight a week from now, and can’t even get it to the right angle to be able to stand on it. The dorsiflexion to neutral is just not there.
And I’m really bored. Did I mention I’m bored?
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