It has been a while since I’ve posted anything on my progress. For that I apologize.
On April 27th I was able to completely remove the cast permanently from my left leg. My calf muscles are still pretty weak as I found out recently when I tried to walk too quickly across the living room floor. It hurt a lot and I caused some bruising that was not present previously. I hope I didn’t do any harm to it.
I’m now allowed to wear a shoe during the day and cast at night on my right foot. Been giving that a go since Tuesday last week. That has been painfully challenging! I still have a lot of swelling and numbness and it just doesn’t feel right walking around on it yet. Finding a proper enough loose shoe that does not hurt my scars and compensates for my eventual swelling has been difficult. My foot wants to rock outward on the outer part of my foot rather than walking centered and flatly on it. I have to keep making a conscious effort to try and keep my foot as flat as possible and bear with the pain of forcing it to go that way.
I feel incredibly guilty for taking the amount of time off I have but every time I try to push myself to be on my feet for longer periods of time than I should be I pay for it the next day, all day, with an enormous amount of edema. Which of course is counter productive to proper healing. I go for my next check up next week and then start on some physical therapy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’m progressing well and as I should be.
However I did want to keep you all informed that I have been trying to remain productive while keeping my feet up. I have been working with my web designer to make some changes to the site that should improve your shopping experience once it is re-opened.
Thank you to those of you who have sent well wishes. They are very much appreciated!