6 weeks 3 days - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Monday, March 28, 2016
Today I got my boot! That's the good news. I can practice standing on it and putting weight on it to balance... also good news. Got to wash my foot today! VERY GOOD NEWS! That thing was nasty!!!! I got all the stern strips off today and I must say that my surgeon is a artist. I wish he had done some of my abdominal surgeries.
It is very thin and with some Mederma cream I don't think it will be all that noticeable in time. I start PT tomorrow to start rehabbing this puppy. Again, good news.
Healing is happening albeit very slowly. It feels great. I turned it to the outside for the first time today at the doctor's office and for the first time in YEARS, yes, I said years with an S, I didn't feel any pain at all. I nearly cried with joy.
Now for the not so good news...
Still can't walk on the thing for two weeks. I'm so ready to ditch the scooter. It has been a godsend in many ways but I'm ready to shed my constant companion. I still can't ride my recumbent bike either. :( I was really hoping to get back on the cardio bandwagon this week.
Also, I am still experiencing nerve pain. It's not near as intense as it once was, it really only bothers me when I try to go to sleep. I feel it most of the time though.
A good bit of my foot on the outside is numb. I can't feel my pinky toe or the bottom of my foot on that side. The incision is also numb, which I expected, the other numbness I did not expect. The doctor said because of the extent of the damage and the reconstruction that I may or may not get all that feeling back. I can still move my pinky toe it's just numb, so it doesn't really affect my balance that I can tell yet.
So, there's a lot of good news, and so much to be thankful for despite the not so good things. I would still do it again for the relief from pain I have gotten from it. I go back to the doctor in 6 weeks to see where we are. I will continue PT all that time. By the end of May, I should be out of the boot and into a shoe again. It has definitely been a journey. I hope the record of my experience will help someone who might be facing a similar surgery.