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Day 82 from previous surgery

Posted 03-25-2012 at 12:52 PM by Lurchy24

Day 82 (June 11)
Have made a tremendous amount of progress since my last post. I am no longer using the boot or crutches. The swelling is down enough in the morning so that I can see my achilles. If I'm on my leg for more than a few hours, it does swell up. Pain comes and goes, sometimes worse than others. My range of motion is about 70%. I can't walk down stairs yet but can pretty much do everything else. My leg is incredibly weak. Therapy consists of exercises in a therapeutic pool,...
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Day 49 from previous surgery

Posted 03-25-2012 at 12:50 PM by Lurchy24

Day 49 on..

Got the cast off and doctor asked me to bear weight. Very scary but he wanted to check the alignment. Said everything is surgically correct. Here are pics of my ankle that day:

The scabbing on my ankle fell off a few days later. Have some pretty nasty scars that change all sorts of color.

I started PT the next day which consisted of stretching and trying to loosen up the joint. The first week wasn't bad but the second week is when the...
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Day 20 (April 9)

Posted 04-09-2011 at 07:34 AM by Lurchy24

Only 30 more days in cast!

Had a horrible night. Couldn't get comfortable and leg was aching pretty bad. Woke up and it's still pretty swollen. My toes feel numb like they did last week (they aren't, except for pinkie toe). Glad I went last night as it was a good test. Definitely shows improvement and hope to be able to do 4 hours by next weekend. Quite a bit of pain today and will probably end up taking pk's. Took my aspirin and hoping it helps. Going to give it another 30...
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Day 19 (April 8)

Posted 04-09-2011 at 07:33 AM by Lurchy24

Had a horrible night. Couldn't get pain under control. Can't believe how up and down it is - tolerable one day and then miserable the next. Feel like I've gone back to the 2nd week. I did sleep with leg elevated and woke up with it still swollen, feeling very hot, and painful. Keeping it up as much as possible. Going to try going to class tonight. If I can get in and get my leg propped up, I may be okay. This will be a good test. Driving will take me 10-15 minutes to get there and then...
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Day 18 (April 7)

Posted 04-09-2011 at 07:31 AM by Lurchy24

Best nights sleep so far. Didn't even take any meds. I was so exhausted after leaving the house for an hour that I fell asleep at 10:30 and didn't wake up until 8 am.

I started off the day pretty well. Went out to living room, sat on couch, and had leg down for 30 minutes. Put it up afterwards and didn't have any major swelling or pain. Great. Then, 3 hours later while sitting with leg up on couch, my foot, ankle, and leg light up something terrible. My heel is feels really...
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