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8 weeks from surgery

Posted by CJ on 5/01/99 at 00:00 (006434)

Just wanted to let you all know that things are getting better. VERY SLOWLY but I am at least making some progress.
The doctor cut the ligament and filed down a bone spur from my left foot.
I have insoles that he made, but they are hard to wear more than a couple of hours.
Have just started getting up and going back to my daily routine.
It is hard, but I am managing with just a few pain meds.

I have a protrusion for the cut and it is still very tender. A place on the bottom of my foot is still numb. Don't know how long that will last.
So, kiddies, keep the hope that things will be better for you too.
Thanks for all the kind messages I recieved over the time I have been on the board.

CJ


Re: 8 weeks from surgery

sue on 5/02/99 at 00:00 (006481)

I'm just 2 days from surgery. I have no pain and when I walk with a little weight it does not hurt. How was your recovery process? Mine almost seems to good to be true after reading all the horror stories. I had the same surgery as you.

Re: 8 weeks from surgery

CJ on 5/03/99 at 00:00 (006490)

Well, went back to doctor today and he said that it would be another
8-12 weeks for me to heal. I am a very slow healer.
He taped up my foot today like he did when we first started.
It looked very red and very swollen from ankle on down.
I have been on my feet too much.
Said I could start to reexercise after another week. I am to do
NOTHING until then.
Said I would never be able to go back to a job where I have to stand, and since I am on SS Disability for one of the reasons of that, Iam up on review now. He said I had nothing to worry about.

Let me know if I can help you out anymore. Just send me an email
CJ
Where are you at?? I live in Indianapolis,Indiana


Re: 8 weeks from surgery

sue on 5/02/99 at 00:00 (006481)

I'm just 2 days from surgery. I have no pain and when I walk with a little weight it does not hurt. How was your recovery process? Mine almost seems to good to be true after reading all the horror stories. I had the same surgery as you.

Re: 8 weeks from surgery

CJ on 5/03/99 at 00:00 (006490)

Well, went back to doctor today and he said that it would be another
8-12 weeks for me to heal. I am a very slow healer.
He taped up my foot today like he did when we first started.
It looked very red and very swollen from ankle on down.
I have been on my feet too much.
Said I could start to reexercise after another week. I am to do
NOTHING until then.
Said I would never be able to go back to a job where I have to stand, and since I am on SS Disability for one of the reasons of that, Iam up on review now. He said I had nothing to worry about.

Let me know if I can help you out anymore. Just send me an email
CJ
Where are you at?? I live in Indianapolis,Indiana