Hello Everyone. I had my procedure almost a month ago now. I've learned that ANY operation comes with both risk and recovery time. I have good and just ok news. Luckily I have NO bad news to share. Finally, FINALLY, finally, my swollen feet have returned to normal. We were concerned after the procedure about a possible blood clot. A ultrasound at Georgetown cleared that question. I wrapped my feet a couple of times and elevated them above my heart. My feet and ankles are now normal.
This means that I can now concentrate on the next phase of my recovery. I have noticed an improvement in my balance. It was kinda difficult to really pay attention because of my feet. While I wanted to test my improved balance, I had to stay off my feet because of the swelling. So I now plan to do my yoga tape at least three times a week. I find that just standing on both feet evenly for periods of time helps me with my balance. I also intend to resume the exercises given to me by my PT. I have not worked out a schedule yet but I will probably do the exercises twice a day when I don't go to the pool.
I am hoping to be in good shape for a 35 year reunion of my underqraduate sorority chapter. This event is the last weekend in June. I'm gonna do whatever it takes to participate as fiully as possible. I really want to be off of the walker...that may be a stretch but I will try my best.