Tuesday, August 13, 2013

11 days post-op

The Hyprocure stent was inserted almost 2 weeks ago. The procedure was done in my podiatrist's office  - my foot was frozen but I didn't receive any other medication. The whole thing took less than 90 minutes - and I walked out of the office with my foot in a rigid cloth boot with Velcro straps.

I was given an antibiotic and a combination pain killer/anti-inflammatory and told to ice 30 minutes out of 60 for the first 48 hours. Walking was restricted to bathroom breaks for the first 48 hours.

Not only have I felt no pain since the procedure, but during the procedure, when the stent was placed in its final position, my ankle felt better than it had ever felt in my life!

7 days after the procedure, I went for my first post-op appointment. The nurse removed the dressing and we saw that there was very little bruising or swelling - it is healing beautifully. I can now take the boot off to drive, to do range of motion exercises and to sleep. Yahoo!

My next appointment is this Friday when my stitches will be removed and I will be given an ankle brace that is to be used with regular shoes. 2 weeks after the procedure and I will be in regular shoes! Wow!

My plantar fasciitis is virtually gone and I can walk without the boot without any pain. I have reasonably good range of motion - it hurts a little bit when I rotate my foot towards center.

Overall, this has been a really positive experience and I am looking forward to having my left ankle done in September.

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