Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Six Weeks Surgery Update

It's been six weeks since my surgery. I didn't feel like writing, but I want to remember each phase. Weeks four and five were a little rough as I had some muscle cramps in my foot. Muscle relaxers solved that problem, though.

I now have the cast off. I was able to take a shower for the first time in six weeks! I wasn't sure how to feel! I have traded in the cast for a walking boot. Yes, that means Dr. Brosky cleared me to start putting some weight on it. I was tired after walking to and from my shower. It was only about ten steps, but my muscles haven't been used to putting any weight on that foot since the foot issues first began.

I am doing good. I am able to go back to church for the entire service now. I just have to remember to take my muscle relaxers and that it is okay to take pain meds! I only take medicine if absolutely needed.

I wasn't expecting the muscle in my left leg that was transferred to help my knee bend better (by Dr. Griffin in 2004) to start tingling one night. I guess it is ready to start working! That is exciting! I also wasn't expecting to bruise so easily from my leg rubbing against the other one and transferring from the bed to the wheelchair. My right leg is now wrapped to help prevent more bruises.

I have six weeks in the boot and go back for my last set of x-rays on December 18th. I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving! The days seem to fly by!