Hi Kitty! Good to hear from you! Sorry to hear about your scooter wreck and hope the knee heals quickly. Just what you needed, right? I hope the knee you banged up isn't the one that must rest on the scooter to get your around.
If I've had my boot on for an extended period of time, even if it's up, my foot will start to feel tight as if it's plumping up. And if I've had my foot elevated for an extended period of time, when I lower it it starts to tingle. Kind of like after your foot's fallen asleep. It's probably the same principle, the tingling being caused by the blood rushing back to the foot. Since I've been on it more this week, I've noticed swelling under my big toe that was not there before. It seems to have gone down some today but I've been off of it since noon. I also felt like the side/ball of my foot was swelling and feared it was a bunion that was hiding behind the bone spurs (if that's even possible). I think that's also gotten better. So far, I feel certain I've not put any weight on the big toe. I'm using a cane whenever I leave the house and a shower chair with the walker beside the tub as "helpers." I am also grateful for the Even-Up shoe attachment; I get around so much better with it. I bet you will be sooooo glad to get the cast off!
My pin is threaded. As I understand it, the doctor will remove it in his office, attaching it to one of his gizmos to "unscrew" it from the foot. The nurse tells me it's described as a hot poker feeling but doesn't take long. She also said she'd call me in a rx for Valium if I was overly anxious about the process. I may go ahead and get the rx and decide the day the pin's scheduled to be removed whether or not to take it. I hate to dope myself up for a few hours for something that'll be over in a short while. On the other hand, I'm a real sissy about stuff like this.
100 crunches? OK, back to the mat for me tomorrow!
Just think, Kitty and Karina, the new year will bring us all kinds of new adventures with these new feet of ours! I am so glad I didn't wait until February which was my initial plan. By then, much of this will be a memory. Have a great Sunday evening!