Monday, January 21, 2008
The ankle update
I saw my orthopedic surgeon today and I'm happy to say that my ankle is mending quite well. I'm out of the second hard cast and now in a "air boot". This hard plastic boot is removable but is still bulky, but because I have straps that I can adjust, I'm hoping it will be more comfortable once I get used to it. Because I have this stainless steel plate and 7 screws holding my ankle together (and I promised to follow doctor's orders), it doesn't have to be in a cast. However, I cannot put weight on it for at least another 4 weeks. But I can remove the boot to shower and begin some basic physiotherapy. Getting movement going earlier is the best thing to speed up the recovery process ! The pic above shows the position of the plate and the strews - cool stuff eh ! Not sure whether to include the Frankenstein shot of the stitched up wound or not - I'll see what the general consensus is and perhaps provide an update with a pic below or send individually to the horror fans in the crowd.