posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:27 PM
Pic is about 30 mins after I broke it.
I am about 3 weeks into my healing now and the doctor says it will take 6-8 to fully heal. I'm on crutches and totally non-weight bearing. My
employer has me on modified duty which is great because it gets me out of the house even though walking around on crutches is a real drag. The
doctors have got me in an Aircast which is great as I can take it off to shower (which is a totally new experience that involves chairs getting in and
out) and also if it gets too hot or itchy. I do keep the Aircast on most of the time as per doctors orders. I even sleep with it so as to not
reinjure it in the process of tossing and turning. It's not too bad.
The bone that failed is the medial cuneiform. Nice clean break with no surgery or screws needed so I guess I'm lucky in that aspect. I've been
reading some horrible tales of foot problems associated with surgery after breaking a bone so I'm happy that none was required.
Anyway, I've been doing a lot more web surfing and spending a lot of time on ATS reading all your posts. I wanted to thank you all for writing such
great posts and keeping me informed while I'm slightly laid up. ATS New Topics is my home page and I spend so much time here.
I've adjusted my diet and with the help of a calorie tracking iPhone app, I'm hoping not to gain any weight due to my adjusted level of physical
activity. Being mostly sedentary is not what I'm used to. The doctor said I may be able to start cycling again around week 4 provided I don't give
'er too hard.
This the first bone I have ever broken in the 35 years I've been alive and I hope it is the last. The worst part of the whole thing is not being
able to play with my 15 month old daughter as I usually do. She doesn't understand why I can't go for a walk with her and it breaks my heart.
Trying to stay positive and optimistic about the whole thing. I wish you all well and please send me your healing thoughts. I know I'll be back in
action soon. :-)
Bye for now.