Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Final Post

Well, I know I haven't posted for a while, but I wanted to post one last time to sum up the whole process. I got my hard cast off after 7 weeks and transferred into a walking boot. I started out using crutches to only put moderate weight on the foot. That is really the only way I didn't cause much pain or feel off balance. After a week of that I started to walk around without crutches. By the beginning of week 10 I started walking in shoes. It is now the middle of week 11 and I just had my final follow-up appointment. They x-rays and everything was healed well. All the swelling in my foot is nearly gone. I still have a slight bit of pain on the left side of my foot where one of the screws was placed. My doctor thinks there is still some post-op swelling there that is causing the pain, and that it should go away. I am now walking quite well. I still have a bit of a limp as my foot was so deformed prior to the surgery, that I got so used to walking with my foot turned out to the left. I am beginning to build up my calf muscle and starting to fell a lot more comfortable walking.

Overall, I am very happy with the results of this surgery. It want very smoothly and healed much quicker than I had expected. All of the arthritis pain is gone and that is so amazing.

Please see below for my final x-ray images. I put before and after.










Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Walking is Harder with Two Bad Feet

So it has been over a week since I last posted. I have been busy with work and pretty tired when I get home. It's hard getting back into the groove. Not really having a good week. My right foot (the good one of the two) has had an arthritis flare up since Monday. It causes excruciating pain whenever I put weight on it. Makes it really hard to use crutches or even the scooter. Finally today it seems to be getting a bit better. All it took was for me to take like 3 times the normal dose of Naproxin, which is bad for my left foot, as it could cause bone fusion to slow down, but I had to do something. I am hoping I can have arthroscopic surgery some time to clean out the arthritis.

Also found out yesterday that my uncle is on life support and has basically no chance of making it through. In a way I am relieved because he went quickly with little to no pain. He was diagnosed with pancreatic and spider cancer about 2 weeks ago and given 3 - 6 months to live. He could have definitely ended up suffering a lot more than he is right now. I just feel terrible for my aunt, two cousins, and dad for having to just watch him fade away slowly. It sure makes you thankful for the time you get to spend with your loved ones.

On a positive note, the Packers are going to the Superbowl!!! They played a pretty good game against the bears, and even though the offense wasn't having a great day, they still found a way to win. That is the difference between them this year compared to last year. They can still win games even if all three phases don't play perfectly. I really hope they beat the Steelers. For some reason i really don't like Roethlisberger. I really don't know why, but for some reason I want to put one of these right into his suckhole. (Step Brothers Reference)


Well that's all for today. I started modeling for the manufacturer of my scooter. Check it out below.


Monday, January 17, 2011

3 Weeks Down - 7 To Go

Had my 3 week check up this morning and everything seems to be going as planned. Cast was cut off and stitches taken out. I still have a bit of swelling on the right side of my foot, but overall the foot looked good and the wounds were healing well. I got a new orange cast put on and was sent on my way. My doc told me that I had 4 more weeks of the hard cast and the 3 weeks of a walking cast. Can't wait until that day, which just happens to be Valentine's Day. Now if I only had a nice, beautiful young lady to spend it with. It will probably save me $100 bucks if I don't though.

WAY TO GO PACKERS!!!

That game was sweet and really surprised the hell out of me. I really thought it was going to be a much closer game and come down to the last possession again. I am very glad that it didn't. First game in a while that I could just enjoy watching and not be on the edge of my seat the whole time. Hopefully we can have two more repeats of that. I would really like to see them whip the Bears and then unload on the Jets in the Superbowl. Yeah I said the Jets. I can't stand Rex Ryan and would love to see him make it all the way, just to be spanked and humiliated. Humiliated more than when everyone found out that feet get him going just as much as football. I wonder if all the guys wear their cleats into the showers. I hate the Patriots, but Wes Welker's comments were outstanding!! "He's got great feet too." Bahhhh Hahhh Hahhhh!

So my new favorite Facebook app is the Dog Facebook app. What a great idea! I'm sure I will get bored with it in a few days, but I think it's hilarious. You gotta check it out.

I finally took some good pictures and video of my foot when my cast was off. Video was in HD, but I had to convert it to a lower quality to be able to upload it. They are a little bit gruesome, but not terrible. Please look at your own risk. LOL. Also, my mom sewed me a cool Packers cast toe cover.

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