I haven't been feeling very good the last few days (stomach issues and now a migraine would like to start along with that which is directly from a very long day going to see the orthopedist with the largest possible number of bad drivers each way). So I'm going to keep this short but it's a big day, so here goes: I am weaning out of my boot and into a shoe. I took my first steps unsupported at his office and then at home I wore a shoe for a couple of hours until it was really making my incision sore. I'm going to have to wrap that for a while until it toughens up. There are places that the incision goes over these bone anchor things whichare little pins things that will eventually be absorbed into the bone. They stick out a little and rub the healing tendons and irritate the skin as well. I can't do scar massage yet because of them. And they seem to be getting pressure from the shoe as well. I have a brace to wear when I'm in the shoe for the next 3 months. Since I won't have that or the shoe on at night I guess I'll be using crutches at night until I can walk barefoot safely. I am retiring the night splint though. Free sleep! Bliss!
He confirmed everything has healed well. I've been having some concentrated soreness and he was able to get my repaired tendons to come in and out of their groove a little bit but not like they were before and not in a way that is bad, just something they are doing enough to get sore while healing. I don't know if that will stop when they aren't inflamed anymore. That would have been a good thing to ask. If they are a problem I know there is a procedure to widen the groove they rest in; I'm not sure why I didn't have it with the other if there is an issue but as long as it is harmless I do not care at all. The ankle is welcome to click away.
And now I'm going to try to figure out whether my tummy or my head needs help more. I so much want to go to sleep but if I do I will wake up at 11 and be up until 6 and that would be bad. Big day showing off in PT tomorrow.
I thought I had one more thing to say here but my tummy is making it hard to focus and get through thoughts. So another time I guess.
I go back New Year's Eve and that will be my final visit and should be the end of the brace as well. At that point I will be 6.5 months out so it will be about time. I never dreamed it would take so long.