December 2, 2016: time for a new cast

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Cast #2 she liked the color much better… the matching toenails were not planned.

Two weeks post surgery Mia Rose saw her surgeon to have the incisions checked and a new cast put on her foot. They took the steri strips off of the incisions (but did not touch or clean them so they looked pretty gross). Her doctor was pleased with the amount of healing that had taken place and there was no sign of infection. Mia Rose was extremely happy to be able to move her ankle for a few minutes between casts and had good range of motion. She was also shocked by how much her calf muscle had atrophied with just two weeks of complete immobilization.

Here’s some VIDEO of the “basics” Mia Rose was able to do on floor to help her keep strong while 100% non weight bearing on her left foot.

Just before this visit she had started to experience periodic “electric shock” sensations in her foot which were both jarring and seemed worrisome to us. It turned out that as miserable as they were, those sensations are very normal as the nerves begin to “wake up as the inflammation goes down. I’m sharing that here, because it is very

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It’s not pretty but the surgeon says it looks good.

unsettling if you don’t know that it is normal.

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