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No, I haven't done the other foot yet, and probably won't until the same time next year.

I was able to get out of the house in week 2, but I also was pretty careful. I figured there was only one chance to do this right, and my husband was taking great care of me. He did all the shopping and let me tag along at about the two week mark. :D

Week 3 *shouldn't* be a problem, but be sure you have a way to elevate, and ice. The more you can keep the swelling down, the faster you will heal, and the less pain you will have. If you can take any extra time, it's worth thinking about. Or maybe do half days at first?

I may have been overly cautious, but it seems to have helped. I got my 12 week checkup yesterday and the doc said he can't even see the bone incision on the x-ray and I must be a good healer. I got the ok to start walking for exercise (I didn't tell him I've been doing that for a couple of weeks already!).

For whatever it may be worth, I started taking Cal-trate a month before the surgery. Not sure it actually helped with bone growth, but it made me feel like I was doing something! I continued with it after the surgery and started on vitamin C also. Nothing extreme, just a little extra boost.

[QUOTE=Bonterra66;4188782]Wow....that's sounds great!!!!! I'm going to ask if he uses a butterfly stitch. Thanks for the info :-)

I have my surgery scheduled for March 19th for my left foot. Did you do both feet? My doctor is against doing both feet in one surgery cause of the rehab. He says it's harder to get around and finds patients are more compliant when doing one foot at a time.

At what point were you able to get up and about, outside of the house? A co-worker's mom was out of the house week 2. She was in her boots and shopping at Barnes and Noble. I certainly do not want to rush anything and I'm in no hurry. Just curious about your experience.

Ideally, I'd like to return to work, light duty sitting at a desk, by week 3 with the boot.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=MonicaB;4188834]No, I haven't done the other foot yet, and probably won't until the same time next year.

I was able to get out of the house in week 2, but I also was pretty careful. I figured there was only one chance to do this right, and my husband was taking great care of me. He did all the shopping and let me tag along at about the two week mark. :D

Week 3 *shouldn't* be a problem, but be sure you have a way to elevate, and ice. The more you can keep the swelling down, the faster you will heal, and the less pain you will have. If you can take any extra time, it's worth thinking about. Or maybe do half days at first?

I may have been overly cautious, but it seems to have helped. I got my 12 week checkup yesterday and the doc said he can't even see the bone incision on the x-ray and I must be a good healer. I got the ok to start walking for exercise (I didn't tell him I've been doing that for a couple of weeks already!).

For whatever it may be worth, I started taking Cal-trate a month before the surgery. Not sure it actually helped with bone growth, but it made me feel like I was doing something! I continued with it after the surgery and started on vitamin C also. Nothing extreme, just a little extra boost.[/QUOTE]





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