Posted by: tiancai17 | October 31, 2008

Slipped on a bone!

Cannot emphasize what others have said in this forum enough - you have to be very careful!! I was not paying attention when I was walking around with crutches and one of my crutches landed on a dog bone that was hidden around the corner. I was 3 weeks post-op and to balance myself I put pressure on the injured foot. I felt sharp pain all around, mostly in the wound area. It hurt a lot!! Now there are still some lingering pain. Went to the doctor’s office on Thursday to get check it out, everything looked okay but definitely some soreness so I requested a MRI for a peace of mind. I got the MRI last night and have to wait another week to get my results because my doctor is only in clinic once a week. Very frustrating to say the least.

Posted by: tiancai17 | October 26, 2008

Driving with injured foot?

I am just curious when others started to drive again with their injured foot? How does it feel? Is it harder to press on the brake versus the accelerator? I injured my right foot and my doctor said I could start driving again 6 weeks post-op. Currently, I am a little over 3 weeks post-op and will see my doctor again in 2 weeks but at this point I am still NWB.

Posted by: tiancai17 | October 22, 2008

Physical Therapy…Here I Come!

Just wanted to let you guys know that I finally started PT and doing those exercsies feel great!! I hope your recovery is going well!

Posted by: tiancai17 | October 16, 2008

2 Week Follow-Up w/ Doc

I had my 2 week follow-up appointment with my doctor to remove the sutures and to see how the wound is healing. He said everything looks good and I can get that area wet now. He also set my boot to 90 degrees to increase movement/flexibility with the ankle and I will also be getting physical therapy soon. The ankle does feel tight. Hope all is well with the rest of you.

Posted by: tiancai17 | October 15, 2008

Position of ATR?

I was watching Ellen and Misty May-Treanor was on the show briefly post-op. She mentioned that  the position her ATR was by her calf; higher than normal? I know for me personally, my ATR was located closer to my ankle. I am curious what was the position of other’s ATR?

Posted by: tiancai17 | October 12, 2008

Any good 1 week post-op rehab tips?

I have visted the rehab protocols on this website but was wondering if anyone knows any other good 1 week post-op rehab tips? Thanks in advance!

Posted by: tiancai17 | October 9, 2008

A simple thing…A dream

It’s been a little over 2 weeks since my injury and almost a week post-op. I was walking again; it felt great. I attended a private yoga class at someone’s house and it felt great doing the downward dog. I finally woke up and realized it was just a dream. However, I felt extremely happy in my dream because I could bear weight on my right foot again, be able to walk on two, and do the things I’ve always enjoyed. These were simple things that we sometime take for granted; not having it makes you appreciate it even more. I’m excited about my recovery because I’m learning more about life and the lesson it teaches me. Anyone with similar dreams? I love to hear it! All the best to all of you in your recovery!

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Posted by: tiancai17 | October 8, 2008

Video link of Misty May-Treanor’s ATR

Misty May-Treanor’s ATR - It can happen to all of us when we least expect it.

Posted by: tiancai17 | October 7, 2008

PainPump 2 Blockaid

I was wondering if anyone else used a Stryker PainPump 2 Blockaid? I just had mine removed; it worked really well to block pain from my surgery. My toes are feeling less numb now. I wonder how I am going to feel in the morning without the PainPump Blockaid but at this moment I feel pretty relieved because that device was a pain to carry around. It really affected my mobility.

Posted by: tiancai17 | October 4, 2008

Post-OP and when does it hurt the most?

I just had my surgery. My ankle really bothers me; kind of an aching pain. I’m on a PainPump right now. I’m just curious when does the pain subsides? I have a difficult time sleeping right now because of the pain. Does it hurt more the day after surgery or week after surgery? Thanks for all of your support. I really appreciate this forum!

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