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6 1/2 Weeks post Ankle Fusion

Saturday, August 09, 2014

This week is the first time I have been allowed to touch my foot to the ground lightly in air cast boot, and start easy foot exercises. Exercises consist of up and down movement and wiggling toes. Ankle will apparently never move side to side again as that movement has been fused with bone from my hip.

Up until now the pain has been far less than I was expecting. I have actually enjoyed using knee walker, my husband has a hard time keeping up to me if I am on a flat even surface. Knee walker is a blessing as my other foot is too weak to support me with crutches.

As I said pain so far has been less than expected - now however with the exercises and touching the ground the pain is worse than it was the first few days post surgery. It is 1PM today and I cannot talk myself out of bed, my foot is throbbing so bad the pain is half way up my calf. Need to do my exercises or I will never get back to walking on it which is supposed to happen in about another 6 weeks. Hopefully the pain will get easier with each passing day.
Due to start physiotherapy in 4 weeks, maybe that will help.

Sorry for the whining. I am just not feeling like myself!

I have been so lucky in that I am married to a man who has done all the cooking, shopping, driving, errands etc since my surgery. Because my kitchen is upstairs and I can not get off the ground floor of my home he is doing it all. I am one very lucky woman, so no more whining.
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  • LYNCHD05
    This sounds like a not very nice surgery. I hope the second one heals as well. Yes you are lucky your DH is so,helpful. When they need to pull up their socks they can do it!!!
    2297 days ago
    I'm sorry you are hurting. I can't imagine what that pain is like. You have been really strong through all of this. I have a lot of respect for your courage and determination. The fact that you've gotten out as much as you have already is amazing. You WILL get through this and come out better on the other side. Focus on that. Complain whenever you need to without apology. That's what we're here for.

    Including you in my prayers.

    2442 days ago
    That is FABULOUS news Jan (and I was under the impression that you were to be bed ridden for 12 weeks Ugh...)! I am doing the Happy Dance for you with the hope that you'll be able to do it too very soon.
    You may be whining but I'm privy to your tenacity! Golf courses await!!!
    The pain is your body's way of keeping you from rushing. We know about you emoticon
    2443 days ago

    You can do it!

    2443 days ago
    Way to go HUSBAND! I hope you recover quickly and the pain doesn't get ahead of you.
    2443 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon HUSBAND!! emoticon emoticon
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