8 wks post-op, PT #2–compression sox and devices?

Don’t get me wrong; it ’s not that I don’t want my PT–it’s just that it’s hard to deliberately make yourself feel worse, just because you have faith in the concept that it will make you feel better.   I have noted that in general I wake up and feel relatively strong, walkable, I get [...]

My first PT–or Am I lucky or what?

Seven weeks post-op., and my first PT visit.  I’m not exactly apprehensive, nor anxious–but I’m sort of pacing in anticipation.  I’m hoping for a next step (as it were). Am I doing OK?  Can I just proceed?   I’ve been practicing walking barefoot on both feet.  I’ve even tried to balance on my bad leg–since [...]

Watson update

I was wrong.  While in parts of the Holmes canon all it says is Watson’s injury is caused by a bullet thru his leg, in The Sign of Four Holmes is referring to a chase he and Watson are having and refers to it as  a “six-mile limp for a half-pay officer with a damaged [...]

On contemplating my left foot in a shoe

So, today I see the orthopod.  It’s day um 44? since my operation.   I’ve been practicing walking barefoot since Monday.  But the doc doesn’t even ask me to stand up barefoot!?*!  He does like the way it looks, mostly.   But he seems unhappy with a scab on the incision line near my heel. [...]

Recap: Injury to Surgery

I’m starting late, as usual.  My niece in the Navy said “why did they forget, again, to dip that second heel into the river?”   Hence my blog title.
Nov. 21:   It’s 8:30 am, and a Saturday, and we’re about to leave for the farmer’s market.  I am leaping up the step from our family [...]