Recovering from this one: I was on non-weight-bearing status almost four weeks, then put into the walking boot. It took a good two weeks for me to be able to walk without the crutches for any length, and that's where I am now.
Now I think I'll be another two weeks before going to physical therapy, and of course that makes it hurt again...
So, I think it's about two months before you can walk unassisted, but I recall it's about a year until you finally feel that you're over it. I did lose some of my tippy-toe ability on my right foot, so I may never be able to tippy-toe again. Only time will tell.
BUT - the long term lack of pain is definitely something I'm looking forward to!
: I am considering having the above captioned surgery on my right foot and need to make a decision asap due to other factors in my life. Could you please advise as to a rough idea of how long the recovery period is? For example, approxmiately how long would I be on crutches, in a shoe boot and how long before I can function for the most part normally again? Please advise ASAP. Thank you so much.
In Reply to: Retrocalcaneal Exostectomy Surgery posted by Stacy on January 06, 2004 at 20:37:37: