Hi! I'm glad to see you are in shoes, again. Sounds like your fractures have been healing nicely. After 11 weeks, the doc told me he's comfortable with me wearing shoes. I'm terrified! He showed me the x-ray and I still see the fracture as half to 3/4 healed (fused back together) but still see a portion of the fracture as non-union. I'm using the bone stimulator everyday, taking my calcium and resting as I can. He said, no running, basketball or ballet for me. Well, my only concern is walking right now. Put on my New Balance slides and tried walking...I can't come to terms walking on the foot...still walking on the inside.
Actually, it feels like I have a bump under my foot. I think the muscles surrounding the bone are atrophied and need stretching out. Has P/T been subscribed to you?
My other concern is work. I tend to shift a lot during work, sometime on the fly, and am really scared that I'll step wrong. Exactly, how strong is the bone at this point? Given my age (41), I wouldn't think it's as strong as someone in their 20's or 30's. I would like to get back too full work days but don't want to do more harm than good. When will I know that my foot has had enough for the day? I'm almost tempted to wear the boot during work still...it's a pain but feels safer. What to do...what to do...