Monday, October 26, 2015

Antigravity treadmill

Todays therapy session included estem, theraputic massage, and the antigravity treadmill for 10 min.  I walked (with support for 60% of my weight) for the first time with both feet since July 24th. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

E stem

I missed the name, its called E-stem.

The electrical stimulation.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

10 weeks post surgery

Weekly seems like a nice amount of posting.  I realize that a left foot injured person is more likely getting out more than me. I cant wait to drive... but carrying stuff is an issue and now that I have gotten used to the scooter and basket the thought of the next big change is both scary and exciting.

I started physical therapy on Tuesday.  I will see Aaron 3 days a week for a while. The massage and electric therepy were pretty great.  I talked alot because I was nervous.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

9 weeks post surgery

I keep being asked how its going.  Well, I am still NWB till next week. I still try to do things using my knee scooter. Not sure how much up time I get before the foot looks this purple blue color. The good news is I elevate it and the color gets happy again.  Usually thats the only symptom but sometimes some asleep sortof tingles or swelling comes on too. I have also experienced some odd temperature changes in the foot. It will be cold or hot for no apparent reason. If I notice any reasons I will happily input that. Pain is usually low, not gone but enough for me to easily push forward in somewhat daily life.  My lifestyle wasn't particularly zealously active but I cant wait to get my freedom back. I been trying to figure out how I might get in and out of the pool if I get someone to drive me.....

Sadly I am adjusting to my new lifestyle and I am not sure thats such a good thing.

83 days post injury
64 days post surgery
Aka 9 weeks post surgery

Thursday, October 8, 2015

8 weeks post surgery

I am so delighted... this blog might actually help someone besides me. Thank you so much for posting!

I am posting this photo of my new best friend (thank god its not forever) the knee scooter with basket.

My doctors appointment was Tuesday and he said I need to get moving again.  I have alot of muscle atrophy from non use.   However, my NWB has helped significantly so he wants 2 more weeks of that then we will start the PT.  I thought I was going to get in trouble admitting that I wasnt wearing the aircast 24/7 because its heavy.  He added in ABC excersizes.  To me it seems like the perfect compromise to, as he calls it, wake my foot up.  I was fearful about getting back on my foot and this pace is helping me with both mental and physical hurdles. Today I did random sets of drawing ABC with my foot/toes while lounging in front of the tv.  Its amazing how different my foot is now. 

Often I am grateful that I wasnt misdiagnosed by the podiatrist following my case.  That I didnt walk on it after the initial diagnoses of one fractured metatarsal from the ER, because it was really 5 fractures and 2 dislocations. I am so incredibly thankful that I have friends and family that love and care about me.  When I have times of dispare I tell myself how lucky I am not to be worried about getting the rent paid or feeding the kids. It all could have been so much worse and for some it has been. So, many times I find appreciation for my life. If this had to happen... at least it was in a time of good support onmultiple levels.

If your challenged by this serious injury your in my thoughts and if I could help you I would.  Lol, but if not we could have scooter races...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

7 weeks post surgery

7 weeks post sugery, 9 and a half weeks post injury.

Sounds like small numbers right... its a long time when you cant put weight on your foot. In preperation for finding my way back to weight bearing, I have been spending more time up and about.  I still have week energy but with my handy knee walker and some help, I can still pretend I am a force to be reckoned with.

I got to put my foot in the shower today, first time in 7 weeks. Sounds gross, doesnt look to nice either, but I will be able to walk on it eventually so I just keep thinking big picture. Heal it now and use it the rest of my life.

I have attached some pre and post shower photos... dreaming of when my foot is pretty again.