Monday, January 12, 2009

The Progression of Frankenfoot

Well, as you can see I finally am bandage free!! Yeppie! I immediately went home after my doctor appointment yesterday and took my first full shower since December 26th. It was marvelous darling, simply marvelous! I could have stood there all night!!

I am still in the walking boot for at least two more weeks though. My next appointment is January 26th at which time the good looking doctor tells me, "we will see about getting you back into a shoe at that point". He mentioned taking x-rays again to see how the little toe is doing. You see, there is a wire embedded in the darn thing that is really holding it together. He wants to see how it is mending after two more weeks. I fear the wrath of Dr. McGlamry if I even attempt to wear a normal shoe because I know he will be able to see that wear and tear from the x-ray.

But it does look good, doesn't it? There is some peeling going on and there are still some stitches there, most notably on the ends of both incisions. The darkness you see along the incision line is the ink from the pen he used to draw where he would make the incision. It will wear off in time - all in good time. And there is some swelling still. The nurse told me to expect that as it will continue for several more weeks. I am to ice it down at night if I feel the need to do so. Interesting, when I awoke this morning, it damn near looked normal again!! But I'm sure it will be swollen when I get home again this evening.

So, on tap tonight is a pedicure. A home pedicure. I'm a bit apprehensive about going to a nail salon at this point, not until I am completely healed. If I were to try that, I imagine with my luck I would develop a God awful infection that would then require a foot amputation. After all this, it just ain't worth it! Pin It


Zan said...

Wow!! What a difference a few weeks makes. It looks great!! I'm sure you stayed in the shower until all the hot water was gone - I know I would have.

Addie said...

It looks so much better! Glad you're on the mend.


Poolie said...

Huge improvement. Glad the worst is over.

Debbie (Emma's mom) said...

It's looking good!

Patti said...

Thanks guys. Soon, this will all be a dim memory!! Addie and Lisa, just to warn you, I plan to wear my hiking boots Saturday. I just can't walk around at the track with this darn walking boot on. I'll carry it - just in case but I think I'll be okay for the day.