Well it’s finally week 3. In two more weeks I’m off to get the other foot done.
I’ve been trying to get off of ibuprofen for the last couple of days. But today my foot is just achey, so I think I’ll go back on it for a while still…
I still get paranoid about the stent moving, which seems stupid at this point.
Here’s a before and after animation.
Weird thing is I can kinda “try” to put my foot in the old position… but it just hurts too much.
I’ve been getting stronger on my toes also, and am almost ready to go downstairs unaided by a railing.
If you look closely you can see the correction achieved!
Here’s my wound after 3 weeks.
Well… it’s been two weeks.
Most of the pain in my foot is gone! Yay
However… I did notice something odd. I can’t go down stairs.I did a little experiment and found out this: Basically I can’t put my left foot lower than my right foot because that would require me to bend my right foot forward. Doing this makes my foot “want” to collapse into the old position (I assume because my tendons are tight or something) but doing this causes a lot of pain. I’m thinking I have to slowly stretch my foot out now.
On a side note here’s a picture of my incision in all of its glorious (or gory) details.
This post is written halfway on day 10 and so will be both days merged.
Yesterday went pretty good. My foot just feels “tired” all the time. Also my right heel was just uncomfortable in my shoe. It just felt like “bam, bam, bam” whenever I walked. So I bought a pair of Dr. Scholls Gel inserts for $15. That made my shoe feel alot nicer this morning. Plus I can put the other insert into the left shoe, instead of my old orthotic, when I have that surgery.
This morning my foot felt VERY tired, but as the day went on it feels “normal again.
I took these pictures to show you the difference now.
I have an arch! 😀
Granted I was sitting down when taking this picture but I tried to put as much weight to the inside of my foot as possible.
Also, note the rough redness in my arch. You know what that is? An old callous… maybe it’ll disappear now!
I have no idea what the white spots are on my heel… maybe I’m an alien. 😛
That’s the incision they made. You can see the bruising around my heel also. That stitch sticking out is kinda creepy too.
Does anyone know why I’m bruised near my toes? Maybe the doctor grabbed my foot REAL hard there?
Wow… that was quite an experience. I’m walking without crutches now (though carefully) and boy does my foot feel different. I’ve noticed that when I walk I go through these motions now.
1 Heel touches ground
2 I plant my foot and most weight is going to the outside edge
3 I push off with the ball of my foot with emphasis on the big toe
That’s how a normal stride should be right? But of course my foot is not used to this and gets tired very easily. But with time it should become my new “normal”
Oh and here’s the xrays I promised
I’m writing this post a little early today…
Tomorrow will be 1 week since I’ve had the surgery done.
I’ve been to the doctor and he said everything looks fine. I had a size 8 put in my foot. I could’ve had a size 9 he said but then my big toe would’ve been off the ground. Because I’ve had this problem for so long my foot is slightly deformed. He also said I’m one of the more severe cases he’s done yet.
This picture is my foot right after they removed the bandage. I am only slightly swollen around the incision. It feels like I have a goos egg on my foot
That dark blue mark is the doctor’s initials, in case you were wondering.
I am going to have the other foot done in around 2 weeks from now.
I got a new pair of shoes today. My old shoes made my foot hurt worse than when I was barefoot. The old orthotic was very painful also. Barefoot I feel fine. I don’t even really need crutches now, but the doctor says to take it slow and avoid uneven terrain.
I can take a shower now (FINALLY) but I am not to take a bath or use a hot tub. (Bummer…)
When I got home I took this picture
Here I’m pulling both feet back as far as they will go. See the difference! It’s really an awesome surgery.
So today I’m practically pain free. I can even hobble around with no crutches. I favor my other foot but I think it’s mostly from paranoia…
Day 5 went without a hitch. I actually managed to get out of my cave and go upstairs. Not really in any pain. Just hurts to walk (if I try)
After this first week I’m only going to post a week by week post unless something astounding happens.