Eight Weeks and Still Healing

My ankle on December 4, 2020

I had a doctor’s appointment on November 20 and my doctor was sick and had to cancel. I made a new appointment for November 23.

I went in anticipating that I would lose the crutches. Wrong! I would have to suffer through another 2 weeks of crutches. I was so disappointed.

Had doctor’s appointment today. Had to get another x-ray. The doctor said he was very happy with my progress. I am at 8 weeks and ready to ditch the crutches. He finally told me I could get rid of the crutches but have to use the boot for 3 more weeks. I was ecstatic when he told me.

When he attached my new ankle to my medial malleolus, I think that’s what he said, splintered and he had to put another screw in and the x-ray showed it was healing really well. That was some really good news.

The first three days I had a lot of pain. Now that that is behind me I can honestly say I don’t have any more pain. I wake up in the mornings and my ankle isn’t hurting I lie there thinking am I awake or am I dreaming.

All things considered would I go through everything again? Yes I would. For the first time in 40 years I can take a step without pain.

Ankle on 10/16/2020

7 thoughts on “Eight Weeks and Still Healing

  1. Great news Farrier! From the pics, it looks like your healing up well! Bet you can’t wait to get back out there in nature again. Still, its going to be awhile I’m guessing. Perhaps in the spring?

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  2. No pain Wayne. I know you appreciate the lack of pain distracting you from getting out in the woods and on the river…Enjoy your foot loose Christmas and Gods blessings this winter season.

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    • Gary this May sound crazy but even though we have never met in person I consider you one of my best friends. You appreciate and respect Mother Earth as much as I do. I can feel it. I walked around a small lake today, probably about 8 to 10 acres, and there was no pain at all. I had to keep pinching myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. “Foot loose” Christmas. I like that. This truly is a blessing from God. May your Christmas be blessed and full of joy and peace.

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