Steve had to take me for my first doctor’s post-surgery visit, by process of elimination.
Kasi’s husband ended up getting Covid over the weekend, so they had to cancel their trip to the Bahamas. The trip was for their 20th anniversary.
Kendra had been at their house for dinner the night before, so we were afraid for her to take me.
So that left Steve. Thank goodness for him.
What Happened At Doctor’s Visit:
Anyway, they took the cast off and the stitches are now out from the ankle surgery. I am now in a boot and can get the incisions wet after 24 hours.
As for the incisions, there is about a 2-inch incision on either side of my ankle. And an arthroscopic one in front about where my foot meets my ankle.
The surgeon chiseled out about 2 inches of bone that had fused together on its own at some point.
There is supposed to be an open space up your leg from your ankle, I learned. Mine was closed due to the bones fusing together.
So he chiseled that out and also repaired the torn tendon.
They took an x-ray and said it looked good.
I don’t have much pain, as I’ve been sitting since I got home. I’ve tried to do more, but so far I can only stand up. I have attempted to stand up and take a step, but haven’t been able to do that yet.
Steve gave me a walking stick (he had two) to use. I will have to take it a little at a time. First, it will be one step, and then another.
Will Begin Physical Therapy:
The doctor’s office is looking for the closest physical therapy office from where I live..
I will begin physical therapy immediately to keep my ankle from stiffening up as well as strengthening it.
Kasi and her husband are now planning to travel next week, and Kendra will have Andrew some of that time. Ross’s father will drive here to help out.
So I’ll have to schedule physical therapy around that.
It feels much better having the cast off my leg, as it was pretty tight. He said it had to be tight to keep me from tearing up the stitches, etc.
There is a restaurant named Lambrusco’s Deli I just started ordering food from. They make their own casseroles from scratch and freeze them. So in essence, frozen dinners.
Over the weekend I had their Reuben Sandwich.
A woman and her mother opened the deli/restaurant in the mid-eighties. It has excellent ratings.
For some reason, I just had not tried eating at their restaurant in the 11 years I’ve lived in Tulsa.
However, Steve had eaten there and said it was good. So Steve stopped there on the way home and I gave him enough money to buy 2 casseroles, a Chef’s Salad for me to eat tonight, and 2 apricot pastries.
I don’t usually eat anything for lunch but a snack packet of nuts and raisins.
Kendra told me they have excellent casseroles. These will feed two people and are only around $16 each. So to me, that sounds well worth it. Especially if you’re barely getting around on your own.
So that’s how things are and how everything went.