This is my happy face on the way to the appointment:
Then there was the freeing of my leg, which led to scratching and a whole lot of flaky skin, ugh!
I couldn't believe hot my foot was still orange from the iodine that they use before surgery.
First order of business was to put my lovely new boot on:
Then make an appointment for 4 weeks. Right now I have stretching exercises to do and I can remove the boot to shower and sleep and exercises, but for any walking, the boot must be on. In 4 weeks, no more boot and then some PT.
Next order of business was to return that scooter that I like to call the death trap scooter, because I ran over my toe with it and hit my good ankle on it so many times I thought I was going to kill myself.
Then home we came so I could shave 6 weeks of hair on that leg - I swear it was so long I could have braided it.
Then we went to Costco, okay that part was a bit ambitious and I was sore when we got home and had to ice it the rest of the night. Today it looks great and I slept like a baby.
The only real issue is the calf, it needs some serious stretching because it was in that cast for so long and it's on the verge of a charlie horse at any given moment of the day or night.
It feels so good to have that cast off. I can't describe it, but I was starting to feel so closed in by it all and now I can get out on my own and do things on my own and do them much easier too.
Life is GOOD.
Happy Stitches and Hugs,