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Old 05-19-2010, 07:21 PM   #1
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Coping with recovery period on crutches

I had foot surgery in February. I don't know if I'm going to go into too much detail about the actual surgery but the whole process was supposed to take about 12 weeks total at which time I would return to weight-bearing.

I have not walked for 13 weeks and now I found out there are complications for which I need a follow-up surgery which will land me in a cast for 6-8 additional weeks. I have 2 small children (ages 1 and 3). Thank goodness my husband is supportive and that only my left foot was affected so I can drive.

I'm trying to keep myself together mentally but having a difficult time doing so. I am battling depression at this point. There's so much I can't do and it's really getting to me.

Not sure what I'm looking for, I guess words of encouragement.

Also, can anyone tell me what I can expect when I return to weightbearing? How long for calf to recover so it doesn't look so different than my right calf...How long I'll be limping or swelling when I walk?

 
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