Feb 27 2010

Sleep, Glorious Sleep

Published by jgigs at 7:44 am under Uncategorized

I’m happy to report I’m virtually pain free right now, despite the fact this cast is tight around the ankle.  Since I don’t need to keep my leg elevated at all times (although I keep it up as much as possible just for comfort) I decided to give sleeping in the bed a chance.  I have to say the past three days have been the best sleep I’ve had since the surgery.  I hate my couch and think I might have to replace it when all of this is over!  Anyway I’m feeling better about things and am just keeping that next milestone in sight.  March 10th:  Move to the boot and 50% weight.

3 Responses to “Sleep, Glorious Sleep”

  1. normofthenorthon 27 Feb 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Did you sleep on the couch because that was an easier way to elevate your leg (on the arm of the couch) than anything you could rig in your bed? Or was there another reason — like that your wife didn’t want to get kicked by a cast? :-D

  2. chocolataon 28 Feb 2010 at 9:39 am

    Hi jgigs,
    I ruptured my AT 3 days after your ATR. I’m on conservative treatment in the UK. I’m seeing a consultant on 10 March and am excited/worried about what s/he’d say!
    I’m glad that you’ve had good sleep. The first few nights after my ATR, I couldn’t sleep with pain. It was not because of my ruptured AT but was caused by the wrong cast done at A&E (ER). I woke up my husband every time I groan in bed, and I’m grateful for his patience. :)
    I’d look forward to hearing your answer to normfthenorth’s question!

  3. jgigson 01 Mar 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Ah yes, I slept on the couch because elevation was easier. I tried the bed early on but it just didn’t work. My wife was happy when I started sleeping upstairs again. Just another “step” on the road to recovery. I don’t think I could move the leg fast enough to kick her with the cast. My wife has been great through this so far, I will owe her big time.

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