For the purpose of discussion I invite y’all to watch this short commercial. As a foot note, this commercial was NOT allowed to air during the 2014 NFL Super Bowl XLVIII. Is it because this Carl’s Jr. commercial is too suggestive?
Okay, for those of you playing at home, I have an update on my status.
After seeing the surgeon this afternoon I am pleased to say that my 5th day post op appointment went rather well with no concerns noted by either one of us. Meaning? I am healing well. I should not need physical therapy, if so only for scar tissue breakup. If all is well I will have the sutures removed on 09 Oct 2013. I am not required to have heavy bandages, just a band aid which covers the area. There will remain to be NO boot to wear. I will need to stay off my foot as much as possible until suture removal. I will continue with ice for any discomfort. And finally, he was pleased I have not taken any pain meds since Saturday afternoon.
In the end, so far so good.
Just a quicky to try to get the word out to those of y’all I haven’t told or don’t know what I have been dealing with my foot for the past few weeks. Need to catch up and be brought up to speed, go see Life Has Given Me The Boot and then come right back. So, after 3 weeks of hard-core (in my own opinion) physical therapy I returned to the podiatrist to follow-up on my “condition”. The long and short of it that my tibial nerve is being pinched off in the tarsal tunnel. The surgery will release the connective tissue therefore releasing the pinch and pressure points. As well, he will be doing a plantar fasciatomy the remove/trim what’s left of my plantar fascia. While he is in there he will trim the fat pad which is causing a portion of the pressure on the tarsal tunnel and the nerve. As he told me, it might be a different ball game one he is inside poking around. The end result, if you use the red gradients on the picture below, the goal is to try to get the pain in those area to stop. Let’s hope it does. That picture is the best description of the pain I feel with each and every time I take a step. So, anyways, my surgery will be Thursday, 19 September 2013. I will be out of the loop here probably from then until at least the 22nd or 23rd of September. At that time I will do a follow up post with my post-op results and plans for recovery. I will continue posting until the 18th and then not til the following week. It would be a great time, if you are bored and have time, to check out everything my new and improved blog has to offer.
By the way, both pictures borrowed courtesy of a Google search.