My Dad sent me some decals to make my boot faster. It was pointed out to me later on that I put some of them on in the wrong direction.
Brooke and I just returned from The Closer's office. We received some mixed news. The good news was I can now put about 25% of my weight on my ankle while wearing my boot.
The bad news is my wound is a jerk.
I'm scheduled to undergo vacuum assisted closure therapy and to receive an allotransplantation. Since my last visit, the wound has grown in length and appears to be struggling to close up. It looks healthy, but it needs help.
In a few days, I'll be carrying a portable vacuum with a tube running down to the wound. A sponge will be stuffed into the wound and covered with polyurethane to create a seal. The vacuum creates negative pressure in the wound, sucking all of the tissue together and enabling it to heal much faster.
I found a picture online of what the portable vacuum system looks like. A purse.
I received an email to this article from two different people a few weeks ago. To Chris and Greg: please send me another email about what will happen to me a few weeks from now. I'd like to know when all of these complications will end.
After the vacuum treatment is complete, I'll receive a skin transplant. It's called an allograft. I think the grafts are usually donated by the deceased.
The reason I'm having problems with this wound is due to that underlying tendon. When I pull my foot up, that tendon applies pressure against the wound, preventing it from closing up. I was also told to cool my jets on some of my dorsiflexion exercises that use that tendon.
Finally, as a precaution, I'm going to be back on the same antibiotic for two weeks.
I'm looking forward to about 4 months from now.