Healing well and my dependence on the scale.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
My foot is healing very well. I got the stitches out on Monday and that felt heavenly! The swelling is going down and the bruising is very slowly fading. I couldn't ask for a better or nicer podiatry doctor! I can't exercise as of yet because when I don't have the foot elevated it tends to swell up and throb in tune to my heartbeat causing pain. I am a little disappointed because I thought I'd be able to start my chair workouts after the two week mark but I refuse to do anything to mess up the healing of everything so I'm learning patience. Meanwhile I am still keeping it elevated and icing it periodically throughout the day.
Another thing I can't do is weigh. I cannot stand without my foot in the boot to keep the foot from flexing. I'm in it for another four to six weeks and I did not realize how dependent I was on weighing at least every seven to ten days. By the time I get to get on the scale again it will have been six to eight weeks since I have weighed! I am hoping to at least maintain my weight if I can't manage to lose anything. I will be happy to see the same number on the scale as what I saw on the morning of the surgery.
Right now everything is just a waiting game and :