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Amanda_L : 2 weeks post HWR
Diary entry posted Sun 1:20pm 20 December 2009

Wow - tomorrow is 2 weeks since my HWR surgery already. While the time has DRUG on, overall it seems like its gone fast. I got my soft cast off on day 10. I had internal stitches which was a nice surprise (aka no removal). My leg looked like a bloody warfield when the cast came off. skin is all gross and flaky again. ROM is not good. I left with THE boot on - which was incredibly painful as it rubbed on the sutures. The doc told me to WBAT right away. I was too wimpy. i went home and slept, as it was a lot of work going out of the house that day! The next day I was determined not to let something like a little short surgery get in my way of walking. So I took a step. Then another. Not too bad! Its a slight bit uncomfortable, maybe even painful, but I can do it! Then my mind says "remember 17 holes in my bones?" And I freak out and resort to one crutch or a cane. This goes round and round for a couple of days when I say to heck with it and use only the cane or nothing. Wow. I can walk! And its not too much of a limp! So i do so for a half day around the house. Bad idea. PAIN PAIN PAIN that night. Now I plan to take it easy as in using something to walk around the house. always boot and crutches out of the house (Winter). I start PT tomorrow. A little nervous since its so soon, but I hope to be muscle-wise healed soon!!!!



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