I'm talking about doctor appointments.
I drove across the bay early this morning to meet another orthopedist. First, his two assistants came in and asked me tons of questions about my ankle and the injury. It makes me wonder if doctors ever read notes from previous doctors, on patients they are seeing. It certainly would save a bit of time.
Bottom line is..............
Get the right ankle to move like the left ankle. Period! And start NOW. It is so sore and extremely tight, I cringe to think of the work I have ahead of me. He says it may take six months for it to fully heal. And that's with a lot of dedication on my part.
I have a prescription for physical therapy. I have a list of places I can get this done. I just need to choose one close to home.
I came home and took Boomer for a two mile walk around the neighborhood. I tried to do the heel to toe, normal step while walking but of course this is impossible right now. So, I walk mostly flat footed. This is what he wants to stop. I need to strengthen the ankle and be able to move it properly. After walking, I tried rolling it around a bit and stretching it. I need to be able to stand on my tippy toes eventually too. After that I iced it for 20 minutes. Then I had to take a pain pill.
This afternoon I have had some painful twitching going on. I guess that is to be expected when I'm stretching the tendons and ligaments inside there.
I'm going for another walk this evening and will stretch and ice again.
MRI on the knee tomorrow.