Today marks 1 month since I got doored. Not much news on the ankle front but I did go to the doctor yesterday and I am finally seeing some progress.
Last week I felt pretty meh. The pain for the most part subsided, but my nerves started coming back together and it’s almost like a little shock. Except it happens over and over all day. So that was pretty uncomfortable. On the upside that hopefully means minimal nerve damage. I have feeling in all of my toes, but it’s not the same feeling I have in the other foot. I hope with time when I touch them it will feel “normal”.
And besides that it’s just uncomfortable being in a cast all the time. And being on crutches.
But yeah, I went to the doctor yesterday and they took off my second cast so I got to see my foot/ankle! AND THERE WAS PROGRESS! The swelling in my foot had gone down to almost a normal side. And I got my stitches out! They bent my foot up to get it at more of 90 degree angle and it didn’t really hurt, was just more stiff.
And now I am going to post some photos because I would like to share the disgusting-ness!
So not too bad. And so much better than 2 weeks ago. I have incisions on both sides that are both pretty scabbed over right now. And see that giant scab looking thing on the top of my foot? That’s where my skin ripped from the dislocation. The skin on top of your foot is pretty thin and it just ripped apart. But it’s starting to heal and that’s good news (means no skin graph!). After the appointment they put me in a new cast.
They said I could be in a walking boot in 3 weeks, but I think it will be closer to 4. Mainly because I am on a schedule of going every 2 weeks. I have no idea if I will be able to walk once I get in a boot, but I assume that means I can start physical therapy soon after!
It’s hard not to set goals for myself and a big reason is I don’t want to get disappointed and I am really going into the unknown. I would like to be able to walk my March 1, which doesn’t seem that lofty of a goal. And then hopefully back to riding my bike and maybe running, even for short bursts, by May 1.