Dr. Myers looked at today's xray, then without facial expression, looked at me and said, "There's been no change."
It scared me at first.
"That's good, right?" I asked.
He replied enthusiasticly, "That's excellent! It's what we were hoping for."
"So... we don't have to talk surgery?"
"Not today, at least," he answered. "I'm cautiously optimistic."
So, all these hours of riding around in my wheelchair and making people run my errands is paying off. I have to continue staying off the foot for two more weeks. Then I get to start putting weight on it a little at a time... still in my boot and on crutches... 25% for 2 days, then 50% for two more days if there's no pain, and then 75% for two days. On the seventh day, he'll X-ray again and we'll see how it's reacting under pressure.
YAY!!! There's an end in sight! I can't wait to be able to walk again!
You should see my right leg. The little bit of muscle definition I'd developed over the last few months is gone. It's a sad little sorry excuse for a calf compared to my left leg. Doc says that I'll require rehabilitation, because my quads and joints and calves have been dormant for so long. It'll be 7-8 weeks from the day he declares me "healed" before I can count on walking for exercise or doing Nia.
Even so, I'm ecstatic!!! If I can just be good for two more weeks and stay off my foot, bone fusion surgery is getting drop-kicked out the window. YAY!