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Posted by Terry Z on 1/27/03 at 08:38 (106941)

I realize everyone is different but I'd like to know how long did it take to get your full range of motion back in the ankle after TTS? It will be nice to be able to drive so I don't have to ask for rides to PT and doctor appointments. It took about four or five months before the doctor would let me drive after the accident because I didn't have enough range to put the pedals down so I've called in many favors. Thank God for my Mom and a very good friend.
Terry

Re: recovering

Sharon W on 1/27/03 at 09:33 (106954)

I hate to tell you this, but it took me almost a month.

Sharon

Re: recovering

Terry Z on 1/27/03 at 10:48 (106970)

Sharon, do you mean a month after you started to weight bear? Believe me I'd be happy with that, I'd have 5 weeks to go. I'm afraid it's going to be months for me again.
Terry

Re: recovering

chris on 1/27/03 at 12:27 (106995)

I didn't start driving until 5 weeks after surgery, but my drive to work took less than 3 minutes!

Recovery from foot surgery takes a long time.

Re: recovering

Sharon W on 1/27/03 at 12:41 (106997)

No, I mean a month after the surgery I began to be able to drive again. That was 2 weeks BEFORE I could completely bear weight. (But I didn't drive for very long at a time, or very far!)

Sharon

Re: recovering

Terry Z on 1/27/03 at 13:46 (107012)

Well I don't think there's a chance in hell I'll be driving that soon. This foot has a long way to go but maybe the next two weeks will show lots of improvement. That would be almost miracle for me and I would be thrilled.
Terry

Re: recovering

Sharon W on 1/27/03 at 09:33 (106954)

I hate to tell you this, but it took me almost a month.

Sharon

Re: recovering

Terry Z on 1/27/03 at 10:48 (106970)

Sharon, do you mean a month after you started to weight bear? Believe me I'd be happy with that, I'd have 5 weeks to go. I'm afraid it's going to be months for me again.
Terry

Re: recovering

chris on 1/27/03 at 12:27 (106995)

I didn't start driving until 5 weeks after surgery, but my drive to work took less than 3 minutes!

Recovery from foot surgery takes a long time.

Re: recovering

Sharon W on 1/27/03 at 12:41 (106997)

No, I mean a month after the surgery I began to be able to drive again. That was 2 weeks BEFORE I could completely bear weight. (But I didn't drive for very long at a time, or very far!)

Sharon

Re: recovering

Terry Z on 1/27/03 at 13:46 (107012)

Well I don't think there's a chance in hell I'll be driving that soon. This foot has a long way to go but maybe the next two weeks will show lots of improvement. That would be almost miracle for me and I would be thrilled.
Terry