I thought I’d give you guys a little update on my progress.
Last year I couldn’t use my swim fins because my ankles were too weak. This year I can do it but I get tired quickly. Strangely it’s my left (better) foot that gets tired faster.
I can push up on my right foot a couple times now, but I tire quickly.
I still get a lot of pain around my heel/ankle if I stand/walk for hours on end.
I’m getting more comfortable with uneven surface. I really like going barefoot now. I’ve even tried out some sandals, but haven’t bought a pair yet.
Well, that’s it for now.
Hey… sorry I didn’t update this last week, but there really wasn’t anything to say.
At the moment I don’t have any pain, unless I do alot of walking. My pain is no longer in the arches but on my heels. I can feel a new callous forming on my right foot that feels strange. I’m becoming less self conscience of my new foot position. I noticed today that I was able to dash around the hallway with no pain whatsoever!
So I guess the next step is to start walking around more and getting my heels used to bearing the weight instead of my fallen arches.
One major change I’ve noticed… I’m no longer sore in the morning! Yipee! (this goes for both of my feet, seems to have happened over the weekend.)
I’m still tender if my foot bends in a strange position (like stepping on uneven ground)
My right foot is getting stronger, but I still have trouble going down stairs.
So it’s been three weeks already. Wow!
All I can say is my wound has healed, I have no pain in my foot (unless I do something awkward), and my other one is doing alot better!
I can almost walk down the stairs unaided with my right foot.
Atleast I think the pain of doing the task isn’t there anymore, but my right foot is still just not strong enough.
I feel more comfortable everyday!
Every day gets better and better… today I actually didn’t feel pain in either of my feet. (Though I do have a desk job which I’m sure helps)
My right one still feels awkward but my left is doing A OK
Every once in a while I’ll do something drastic and my foot says NO!
The wound is all scabbed now… think I’ll go in the hot tub.
Pretty cool… I feel like I did at week two on my right foot.
Don’t have much to complain about 😀
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.