Brooke - OMG! Your foot looks so great! Totally encouraging to see what 15 weeks looks like, and I'm pretty happy overall with my recovery. I bought my first pair of Algeria's last summer when I didn't have hardly any shoes that I could wear BEFORE the surgery. Expensive but great shoes. The wide toe box is perfect for both my repaired toe and the other one that still hurts!
NS - Good advice to pjp about the cast cover. I bought mine from Amazon before surgery and it was SO waterproof I could have taken a bath, if I could have figured out how to get in and out of my giant tub :-) BTW - I've had to cut back on the cocktails! That could have become a nasty habit, lol!
I'll be 3 months post-op tomorrow - my big day to start increasing activities! I've been wearing regular shoes for about 3 weeks but I did use the surgical boot to travel. All of the people in the airports, and rolling suitcases made me nervous. I can't comfortably wear all of my shoes as some are still too tight or hard to slip into. I've noticed new aches and pains in my left foot since wearing shoes again. I'm sure the bones, muscles and tendons are just getting used differently and will adjust. I started walking a bit further on vacation and since coming home this past week (up to almost 2 miles) and will ease into golf this week. It's amazing to me how each week brings improvement - the swelling is decreasing, the purple color has softened to lavender, occurs less and less, and now is more confined to the toe area. I'm also starting to get a better sense of balance instead of limping and listing to the outside of my foot.
And, yes, Grandma C - so glad my incision is on the side. It hasn't caused much discomfort and is less obvious too, and it really has healed well. I've been using a Vitamin E oil on it to help it along.
pjp - I agree with you about the long journey. That really didn't register with me either. But now that I've reached the point where I feel I've turned the corner on recovery, it is so worth it and I'll get the other foot done without hesitation.
Keep us posted on how everyone is doing! Love hearing the success stories and continued good healing to all.