I wanted to give everyone a quick update since I last checked in. So far my recovery has been smooth. Week 5 I developed a crazy wet foot feeling in my toes. Kind of a weird feeling. Still no running or heavy loading on the foot. Week 6 I went back to the doctor for a checkup and he said everything is looking great. I told him about the numbness and a little pain here and there. He says that it’s all normal and going well. He did mention that if I still have these feelings at our next visit he will send me to physical therapy for 3 weeks.
Week 7 came around and the numbness and the wet toe feeling went away. Well – the numbness is still there but progressively getting better. I started loading my leg at the gym. Such as squatting, lunges, and dead lifting. I am not going too heavy but it’s a start. This has been a lot more than what I usually do. You have to be smart about it. If you feel something is off – STOP what you doing. Listen to your body. I am still having a little trouble doing cardio such as the elliptical. I can only do 10 to 15 minutes then the affected foot goes numb.
Week 8 is here and I have experienced a huge improvement at the gym, work, and home. I can do a lot more time on cardio. My weights are up on the lower body. I can stand the whole day with minimal pain. While at home it feels like I am back to my normal life, including going up and down a thousand steps and playing with my kids. Don’t get me wrong – the numbness sometimes comes back here and there and maybe a little pain in the foot, but that’s because I overdo it all the time. Overall, since I got the surgery, I have no doubt in my mind I would do this again on my other foot. Unfortunately, yes, I do have to get the other foot done at some point. My recovery from this has been great. However, I need my left foot to be at its best before I consider the right one. Additionally, I will be restricted from driving longer when I get my right done. I can always learn to drive with my left foot! haha Remember go in strong and come out strong. Set your mind right. You can overcome anything if you put your mind to it.
Week 8 incision site