2 Shoes 9 Weeks to the Day

December 28, 2016

Horrah!!!! ┬áJust back from the hospital and I’m in 2 shoes with a little wedge in the ATR side.

It feels amazing to be in regular shoes, so exciting, but also scary. I’m determined to go at my pace and take each day as it comes and work on flexibility little by little. The doctor said that the injury should have healed by now and it is simply a case of rehabilitation and that the main enemy is tightness.

I’m waiting to get an appointment to see an NHS physio and in the meantime I’m going to book in with a private physio and get things moving.

My injured foot is very very stinky and the skin looks like dragon’s skin all scaly and very smelly, can’t wait to have a bath tonight, it’ll be the 1st time in 9 weeks that this foot will have been washed!

The other surprising thing was that without the vacoped my leg feels soooo light, honestly, it felt like I was on the moon when lifting the leg without the boot.

Anyway - Just wanted to check in and update my profile to 2 shoes status!

Happy healing and Happy New Year everyone!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Saxcity  |  December 28th, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Congrats on two shoes. I’m guessing non-surgery treatment. It’s been 8 weeks since my surgery for a re-rupture. Foot still turns red and veins pop if not elevated. Wondering if you also have that problem.

  • 2. vietzy101  |  December 29th, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Hi There Saxcity - nope I don’t have that issue, sounds tough for you. I’ve been quite lucky I think given I had such a big gap and had no surgery. Today has been quite weird as I have heal pain and the ‘knuckles’ of my toes hurt when I bend/move them, but guess it’s cos they haven’t been worked for so long everything is complaining. Looking forward to seeing the Physio but not til next week so have a bit of time to normalise in the meantime. Good luck.

  • 3. schwarac  |  January 2nd, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I started in shoes a couple days ago. I did the surgery route, anyone have pretty bad swelling after getting out of the boot and walking with regular shoes?

  • 4. vietzy101  |  January 3rd, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Hi there Schwarac, I am swollen too - it’s been worse today than usual as I’ve been at work and up and about on my feet alot. Currently icing in the hope that it’ll go down….

  • 5. Rick  |  March 10th, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Hi Viet, i was curious as to your progress up to date?! Maybe we can trade emails. I would love to talk to you! Keep up the good work and god speed.

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