August 6, 2008
Here's the timeline for recovery...
In two weeks I'll get the stitches taken out and a new cast put on.
For four to five weeks after that, I will be in a cast boot and will not be able to put any weight on my foot at all. That means I can't even put my foot on the ground without body weight.
Over the course of the next three to four weeks after that, I'll be put in a walking boot. Once I have that on, I will be able to gradually put weight on my foot.
Four months after the surgery, I should be able to wear a shoe.
Five months after the surgery, they will go back in and take out the screws and I'll be back on crutches for who knows how long.
Honestly, who would have thought that stepping off the porch onto a garden hose would cause so much drama. After all is said and done it will be SEVEN months.