I pretty much have to make sure the last big scab comes off willingly. Its the right foot that is the nuisance, it was the most cut up and looked a big mess when the bandages came off. My other foot healed the incision two weeks ago at least. Its the right I am waiting on as well to feel better so I can start walking. The biggest issue is going to be cramming it into a shoe as there are incision sites both on the top and side and is very touchy to put even a sock on. Ironically, I feel better walking on bare feet!!
Hi! Hope you're doing well today. As to your question about the ball I use for hand exercises, it's a stress ball I got in the exercise dept at Wal-mart. Some stress balls are a little harder than others but no resistance noted on them. I stretch my arms out and use the ball in different positions and can feel it all the way into my shoulders. My right hand still shakes some from the stroke I had a couple of years ago, but when I first had the stroke it was worse. I use it on both hands though. The shaking goes all the way into my shoulder on the right side, especially with tasks such as eating, drinking, cutting my nails, holding things, texting (I have to do that with my left hand and it's hard), etc. So it strengthens my hands and arms and I'm also still working on the pathways affected by the stroke. That's why I started but it is so advantageous for other reasons besides a problem like mine. I know my dr's office uses one for drawing blood from someone's arm also and its also supposed to relieve stress.