2 Weeks Post OpPosted by Sheila W on 5/07/01 at 03:07 (046852)
I got my stitches out today. I'm in a cam walker, it's harder than I thought it would be. My foot is sore, but not unbearable. I'm trying to get some range of motion back in my ankle, it got really stiff in the splint for 2 weeks. Being off the crutches is great though. I'm glad I decided to have the surgery.
Some tips for right after surgery: get a cheap plastic lawn chair to put in the bathtub. It makes it a lot easier to get in and out of the tub. Kiefer, a swimming company, sells a cast/bandage protector that will keep your leg dry. http://www.kiefer.com product number 872014. It works great, way better than a garbage bag.