Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's Off!

My cast is gone! I can't tell you how glad I am to be rid of it! I have been dreaming for weeks now of a real shower and sleeping without having to contort my back into a weird angle because of the cast.

I am in a break boot, with a custom made arch support in it. In about a week, I'll start putting the insert into a regular tennis shoe for a bit, slowly working up to wearing regular shoes all the time.

Unfortunately, I now have "high maintenance feet" and will probably never be able to go for long periods of time barefoot. However, there are several types of sandals I will eventually be able to wear. (Can you say show shopping?) I may also always have to have the arch supports in order to keep my foot from getting any worse.

Of course, we still don't know if I will need surgery. The tendon pain is gone for now, but we don't yet know how it will respond to regular use. Once I get back to using it and going about my normal working-out, on-my-feet-to-run-the-house schedule, we'll be able to judge whether I need the surgery. I am sure praying not - the surgery is a major deal!

Now, I'm off to go soak in the tub for a while and scrub this foot and then drown it in lotion. You don't even want to know what a foot looks like after being in a cast for over 7 weeks!


Amy Mantooth said...

Congratulations!!! I am also praying that you don't need the surgery.

I also have a foot problem. I need arch support ALL the time and am never supposed to be bare foot. If I wear the wrong shoes, I know it VERY soon!

What kind of sandals were recommended to you? I am always looking for shoes that will work for my feet and hopefully be cute too!

Tami said...

He told me the best were NAOT or Wolky, Berkenstocks are ok. For older women he says Finn Comfort are good, though tend to be sized wide.

He said for cool flip flop types shoes with built in arch supports to look for either Reef or Teva brand.

I haven't had a chance to look into any of these yet so I can't personally vouch for them or have any idea how expensive they are.

Jeanie said...

Teva's are comfy : )
Reef I think are as well.