2 Week 1 Day Post Op
I had my first post-op visit on Thursday morning, two weeks after surgery. It was very uneventful, which is good. The cast tech cut off my post-op cast and gave my foot a nice cleansing scrub. A bit of fresh air felt wonderful. Then the nurse came in and removed the stitches. That was quick and painless. Before I knew it I was back in a cast with my foot positioned a little closer to neutral and sent on my way. I’m just shy of 90 degrees in the new cast. The nurse felt I could stay in this one until I’m ready for the boot at 6-weeks post-op. I have a feeling things might get a bit ripe being in the same cast for a month, especially with the warmer weather we’ve been experiencing.
The PGA Championship is being held close to home in the Twin Cities metro area this weekend. So, to celebrate a new cast I headed out to catch the opening round with my father. Maybe not my smartest move, but we had a fantastic time. I wasn’t sure when I might have another chance to attend a major, so I decided to give it a go. We were able to take a courtesy cart out to one of the far ends of the course, but ended up crutching my way around quite a bit of the course after that. I’m paying for it today with sore hands and shoulders. But, it was definitely worth every minute of the 7 hours we spent on the course.
Below is a picture of the incision after the cast came off and before the sutures were removed. I was pleasantly surprised with size of the incision. It wasn’t as large as I had feared. I’m a bit nervous about a spot near the bottom of the incision that appears to be closing slowly. Hopefully that won’t turn into a problem. I may have to go in for a cast change just to make sure the wound continues to heal. I did get a copy of my operative report and I will post that shortly along with a bit more information on the “shortening” procedure.
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