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Old 09-10-2011, 11:51 AM   #5
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Re: Calcaneus fracture/waiting for surgery

Foot needs to be elvated, really elevated. Toes above the nose, and on it as little as possible. At your point, you should be off it about 23 hours a day.

They wanted to do surgery on me, but I was to swollen. At one point, he briefly metnioned, that sometimes amputatio will get you on with your life. Then I go serious about elevating, and next time he was full of positive words.

I put it on two pillows on my recliner tilted back and slept with it on two pillows.

My foot ruptured due to the swelling early on and the bottom was black. Around 8-10 weeks the black skin peeled off to shoe pink brand new skin underneath.

Luckily, ha, I was on a coma for 2 weeks, trach, and lots of other injuries, that no one thought I should be getting up.
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