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Old 08-07-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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Physical Therapy and Size of my Foot

Hi,
I just got in a walking boot, and am supposed to start to bear weight next week, after a heel fracture.

I checked some of the posts here, and some were doing physical therapy right as they started walking, things like water therapy...I haven't started any...can or should I initiate this, or should I wait for my surgeon to mention it? I would like to get in the best shape as possible...but, it's still early days.

Also, now that I can see my foot more regularly, I notice it is huge...I'm at about 8 weeks...is that the size my foot will be from now on? I am not sure about socks and footwear...

Finally, I have to change the dressing on my foot for a week or so...my incision is nearly healed, just a small spot that is not. I went in on a Friday at 4:00 to the surgeons', so everyone was ready to go home, and I left and realized no one explained to me how to change the dressing...I can call on Monday, but has anyone done this before.

I apologize, too, for all my complaining early on...a good friend of mine (an adopted mother, in some ways) has had about 5 eye surgeries this past year...she told my ex-wife, the way he is worrying about this surgery is not helping him...(yes, I am best friends with my ex-wife..but that's another story).

Thank you for your encouragement...I appreciate it...

4 weeks to go, I think...then I'll be at 12 weeks...

Michael (alotofmath)

 
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