I have been to see the consultant today and had the long pin removed from my second toe. I brought it home as a souvenir, well it was in my toe for 4 weeks.
I am allowed to wash the foot now! About time! The foot is very swollen and especially the second toe but as the surgeon said, 5 little ops have been performed on it. I now have to exercise the big toe by moving it up and down with my fingers and with the second toe he wants me to press down on the toe, where it meets the foot with both thumbs about 40 - 60 times a day. He said I could start to wear sensible sandals but at the moment the foot is far, far too swollen and the second toe also, to wear anything I have in the shoe cupboard, other than the "boot" provided after surgery. I see the surgeon again in two weeks and the foot will be x-rayed again. I did elevate the foot and apply ice to it this afternoon and that made some of the redness/inflammation go but as soon as I walked on the foot the redness returned.
So that is little ole me up to date on the foot saga, for anyone who may be interested
I am looking forward to tomorrow partying with family
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