Went back to the doctor today for the final check with my doctor before he goes on leave for Eid. I was hoping to be able to convince him that he just wanted to put me in the boot this week, but that didn’t work. So, I go into the boot next week as planned. I’ll be in the boot for 6 weeks. The only time I can take it off is when I’m exercising (and I’m going to take at least a few normal showers, probably with assistance, so I can shave my damn leg).
I’m back in the pink cast! So much better than the white one.
I also discovered a few things today while I was waiting for the doctor to come in and take a look:
1. My leg is hairy as all get out. It is also really dried out.
I put the BEAST in sexy beast.
2. The calf muscle has really atrophied.
Hopefully once I get walking again this will get better.
3. I have more incisions than I thought by 2.
I missed the one top middle and the one on the right outside of my foot.
4. My foot is a lot less swollen than I thought it was. It is also hella bruised, which I have definitely felt.
I still have Frankenfoot…
But, the best part is… (DRUMROLL PLEASE)
We got confirmation that the tendon transfer worked. I CAN PICK UP MY FOOT.
It took some work to do it which means doing it while walking is going to be a challenge for a while.
But WHO GIVES A FUCK?? I CAN PICK UP MY FOOT AGAIN.