|Forum topic by cabinetmaster||posted 1449 days ago||1171 views||0 times favorited||34 replies|
1449 days ago
Went to the doctor yesterday. Took the splint and dressings off, removed the stitches and took a couple x-rays. Was well pleased with the looks of the incision. could not hardly see it. Said the bone is healing very well, but no pressure on it for another 4 weeks. May let me start driving after my next checkup in 3 weeks.
Did not really realize that I had actually broken the small bone in my leg too. That is the reason for the plate and 8 screws. Tied the bone and my ankle all back together again. Luckily no cast. Just a big heavy boot. Can take it off a couple times a day to start moving my ankle and loosening up the muscles. Bad thing is that I have to sleep with it and that in itself is very uncomfortable.
Doc told me that it may take a month after I start putting pressure on the leg before I am able to work a full day on my feet. Talked with my supervisor at work today and they agreed that I might have to work halfdays for a couple of weeks when I do get back to work. So that in itself is good news too.
Wishing all my Lumberjock Buddies have a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps