May 24 2012
3 Weeks, 2 Days Post-Op:
It’s been a while since I’ve posted due to me being busy. A few days after getting my cast off (last update) I started hobbling around barefoot without crutches. As of today, I can walk barefoot with a limp and no pain. I’ve done some shopping with little discomfort at the grocery store and Home Depot in Vibram FiveFingers with some cushioning stuffed over the surgical scar. The surgical area still looks gruesome and thick, but I assume that will take some time to look normal. I wonder if it will ever look normal, as it looks vastly thicker than my right heel. The fact that I have no pain and making great improvements so early is keeping my spirits up. I started driving this week (manual transmission) with no discomfort. When I had my cast removed (last update) they gave me a walking boot that I am to use when I start physical therapy next week. I’m almost positive that I will bypass the walking boot completely, since it’s unnecessary at this point. I’m still exercising 5 times a week (upper body), and I will attempt to start back up at the gym next week, hopefully on the stationary bicycle. I will await my doctors approval however. Until then, same routine and trying to be as active as possible.
Surgical Scar (dark black is the surgical marker line):