After my short stint in the hospital, Doc sent me home with something called a “unna boot” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unna’s_boot) which is essentially baby-butt cream impregnated into a gauze bandage that you wrap around your foot. The active ingredient is Zinc Oxide and it is seriously a wonder drug when it comes to wound healing.
Within 2 weeks of the massive doses of antibiotics and a raging infection, I have a nice pink scar that is mostly healed. Theres just a few spots at the base of my heel that is still working to close (large gap take longer according to the doctor). There is almost no tenderness and the soreness is going away.
Today I had a follow up and good news is here. He wants me to continue to wrap it in unna boot for another 2 weeks but then he’ll see me and hopefully clear me for physical therapy. The good news is that I’ll be able to skip the extended period of time in DaBoot (perhaps only a week or less) since as he told me, he only puts patients in the boot because he doesn’t want them to put full pressure on the foot until after the 5 weeks are up, but since I’ve been NWB for that time period there isn’t any need for me.
The better news from my perspective is that I’m allowed to join my team in NYC starting next Monday. I’ve been working remotely at a new job since a couple weeks after the surgery and it’s been brutal not to be there in person. I’ll have to use the scooter in the city for next week, but I’ll take it. Getting seriously antsy with the current situation.