day 2 post

I saw the doctor on Monday and he confirmed a full tear — although he offered a surgical and non-surgical recovery option, I’ve pretty much set on the surgical one and my surgery is scheduled for this Thursday.  On a lighter note, my boss was extremely understanding and told me to work from home and rest for the next 2 weeks, which was completely unexpected.  I had originally planned to take Thursday and Friday off, but now I can recover without fear of bumping my foot on my 1hr, train + uber commute.  I went into work yesterday using crutches and it was exhausting, I’m not sure how long I could continue to have done that.  I also bought the iwalk2.0 because regular crutches were already starting to hurt the bone in my palms and under my armpits — hopefully this will give me more mobility during the cast/non-weight bearing portion of the recovery.

The one thing I found interesting was that the doctor said I could actually put pressure on my foot right now because there wasn’t much more damage to be done.  But when I did that, my foot started to swell more and there was a dull throbbing pain.  So if you are pre-surgery, I would recommend staying off the foot as much as possible and keeping it elevated because once I elevated my foot, a lot of the swelling and subsequent paint subsided.  Also, this is a good time to practice a non-weight bearing system of crutches, scooter or whatever because I’ve realized that while I was not as prepared as I thought.  Practicing with the iwalk2.0 and orienting my scooter around the house makes me more confident for the NWB time that is to come.

3 Responses to “day 2 post”

  1. The next couple weeks are not a time to be a hero - stay on the couch with your foot elevated. I recommend a knee scooter, at least for getting around in the house - as you can attest, crutches are awful. Good luck with surgery - once that is done you can start healing. Keep us posted on your progress.

  2. Good luck, and I hope you find the iWalk as useful as I did. It made a huge difference for me in the first few weeks after surgery. I hated that week between injury and surgery but at least it gives you a chance to practice, like you said.

  3. thanks for the encouragement!

    @emupilot, I’m starting to realize that there is no benefit in pushing too hard at this point, so I’m pretty much couch bound for the near term.