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Old 06-07-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Re: 3 weeks plus one day post PTTD - splint off, stitches out!

Congratulations on getting the splint off and stitches removed! I think you summed it up in that this is quite a journey, and the entire process is like a roller coaster ride. I'm sorry that the removal of the stitches was so painful, but at least that part is over. I was really dreading that part and took a couple of Norco before I went to the Dr for that.
The heel pain is something that will probably bug you for quite a while. Not sure if you got to see your X-rays, but those screws are quite long that they use to secure the osteotomy. No wonder they hurt so much. That has been the main part of my pain as well, and more so now that I am PWB with crutches.
You are in a phase of recovery now where all you can do is take it easy and rest. Listen to your Dr advice and don't be tempted to put any weight on your foot as it heals for the next few weeks. You will be PWB and in PT before you know it.
It is really cool that you were put in a boot so early. I had a cast for 7 weeks, and I think that is the norm. Do you have to wear the boot to bed? I an 3 months post op yesterday, and they still want me to wear the boot to bed. It is kind of akward but I have gotten used to it.

Surgery March 6, 2012: Calcanal Osteotomy, PTT repair, FDL tendon transfer on left foot.