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Well, it has been a while since I posted an update.


I was in a splint for 2 weeks. I was then in a hard cast for 3 weeks. After that I was put into a walking boot because X rays showed the wedge had filled in completely with new bone and new bone was just starting to fill in the other gaps.


Well, I have been going to physical therapy for just over a month now. I now have good flexibility in my foot, but it still swells up if I am on it for more than a few minutes at a time. If I am up and on it for more than about 3 hours a day then it stays swollen for a day or two and it takes a while for the swelling to come down.

I am able to walk very short distances now with just my walking boot on and no crutches. I walk most of the time with just one crutch unless I need to walk long distances, then I use both crutches.

I am having some sharp shooting pains occasionally just in front of the scar I have from the surgery. In that same area, almost to my small toe, it is still partially numb. The feeling is taking a long time to come back in that area, but I believe that is because of the swelling. When the swelling goes down is when I have the sharp shooting pains. But, the pains are VERY short lived. Usually just a second or two.


I have not returned to work yet because my job doesn't have any light duty work since I am a mechanic. My next doctor appointment is on April 7th. My goal is to be able to walk into the doctors office without crutches. I am hoping at that point that he will allow me to not wear the walking boot so I can start working on strengthening my leg.





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