Just in case you’re not sick of pictures of my feet yet:
Wow. You almost can’t tell which foot had the more recent surgery. (It’s the left one, by the way.)
That left foot is still more swollen than I’d like. I know I don’t really remember how things were at this point after my first surgery, but I didn’t think I was still this swollen. However, I also wasn’t working out as much then as I am now. I go to the gym five or six days a week and work out for an hour to an hour and a half, so it could be that all the activity is keeping it swollen. I would need to ask a medical professional about that.
I was hardly limping this morning, so I thought I’d try out the treadmill for a bit. I lasted about five minutes. I am limping, and walking too much still kind of hurts. So I gave that up and went for the stationary bike and the elliptical instead.
I tried a yoga class on Wednesday. That was a mistake as well. I didn’t realize how much pressure you put on the ball of your foot and how much you are up on your toes in a yoga class. I had to modify a bunch of moves, and by the end I felt like I’d pulled something in my left hip. I won’t be going back to yoga for quite some time.
Still, I know that I’m more active than I was after my first surgery. Heck, I might be more active than I was before my first surgery. And aside from the swelling and soreness, I feel pretty good.
Back to the doctor in five weeks.
Just for your information, I just found this (kind of blurry) photo from nine weeks after my first surgery:
So I guess I was still swollen then, too. But I know that two weeks later, I was given permission to run, so there’s still hope right?