My recovery from the tarsal nerve release surgery has continued to go very smoothly. I was happy to trade in the big, bulky splint for a “stylish and festive” cast. 🙂 Believe it or not, the cast, because it is so much lighter and smaller, is more comfortable than the splint.
The intense surgical pain only lasted a couple weeks, and then I was able to be up and around. My “hands-free crutch” has let me do a lot. I can walk (like a pirate… arrgh!), but I can use my hands while I’m off my foot – an incredible help! It also let me navigate tight spaces and toy mine-fields better than I can on my scooter. I have been very grateful for the assistance of this fancy piece of hardware.
The cast will come off on Friday, and I will move to a walking boot and be able to start walking a little bit. I will also start physical therapy again, and hopefully be walking all over the place before too long!
We had a wonderful Christmas at home with family, and celebrated Nathan’s 4th birthday today. Enjoy the photos!