Just wanted to let you know how my 7 week check up went. The doctor said I am coming along as expected. They also told me I am no where near going back to work. I have to be 100% to go back. I am a registered nurse that works in an industrial factory. I am the only person in the medical dept..so if someone comes in with a foot injury I have to get down there and check it out. I have to also be able to respond to any emergencies that occur on the plant floor. So he wants to see me back in 6 weeks. That will be 13 weeks out. I know my supervisor was hoping I would be back at 12. Oh well.
He also bumped my PT down to twice a week instead of 3 because I was pretty miserable from it. Due to the fact they won't let me drive I have to have my husband drive me after he gets home from work. And that put me at having therapy back to back days every week. On that 2nd consecutive day therapy couldn't do much with me anyways..
He gave me a weaning schedule to get out of my brace. Yesterday I was suppose to not wear it for an hour 3 times a day. I didn't put it on at all...trust me I did not bend or twist without it..that is ingrained in my brain! lol
My back feels very "noodley" when the brace is not on. The muscles they cut through are still very weak.
Overall I have good days and not so good days. I have felt pretty well for the past 2 days and that has lifted my spirits. I was a little down yesterday..It was my best friends birthday and I always see her on it. She went with 3 other friends to bingo..we always do that on our birthdays if we can cause you get your birthday number for free. So I felt a little sad I couldn't go.
I still don't get out a lot. I just don't feel like it most of the time. And when I try I get tired very quickly and my left leg starts hurting. Going to the grocery store is a major chore even though my husband is with me. That is the one thing I wish I had more of...Stamina..
Thanks for letting me ramble..