12 day post op appt is tomorrow.

Posted on June 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized by 1shann

Acceptance. That is what I have been trying to focus on. Am still struggling daily with the radical changes my life has gone through in the last couple of weeks. Had to spend the weekend alone while everyone else went to my Grandmther’s 90th bday celebration. It was too far for me to travel with a full cast and if I do not keep my leg elevated high enough it ends up feeling horrible. The giant cast a constant reminder of the things i cannot do at he moment. The weekend also brought tragic news and work drama and I am left with worry and dread when I really wish to be focusing on acceptance and going with the flow.

Hopefully my cast will be shortened to the knee tomorrow.  I think that it will give me more independence and less discomfort. It was pointed out by a couple of you that a full cast is not the usual protocol for this injury and unless she has a damn good reason I am going to insist on be shorter cast. I will not cheat and I will take off as much time from work as necessary. In the beginning I had no idea that this was so serious and I thought that I could work around it. Now I know that healing is going to take all of my attention and it needs to be my #1 priority.

Am still taking a muscle relaxer and pain pill at night but have not been in physical pain during the day for mst of ths weekend…. Also, little brother getting married this weekend and I honestly do not think I can go if I still have a full leg cast…. Sorry, I am just ranting at this point. Thanks for the space in which to do it….

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  1. 1shann said,

    on June 16th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    P.s… When this post was published I noticed my marathon map and realized that I have finally moved! It is just a tiny bit but it is something :)

  2. 22kelly said,

    on June 16th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Hang in there Shannon! Once you are up on your feet the time goes by so much faster.

  3. normofthenorth said,

    on June 16th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    If you can install the ATR Timeline Widget (really an ATR FAQ widget, details on the Main Page), we’ll be able to see the answers to a lot of our simple questions. Like, where ARE you??

  4. micah1 said,

    on June 17th, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Good luck at the appointment tomorrow Shannon. You are right to question the above knee cast, I have been trawling this site for the last 13 weeks since my injury and I think I have seen 1 other person ever mention a high cast such as yours.(There may of course be a few more, but its not the norm) Its just not necessary and is cruel. You could easily be in a weight bearing boot this week, so I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you. I suggest you print off the protocols that show early weight bearing contributes towards increased blood supply to tendons, less muscle wastage, better tendon tone, less likely to re rupture etc.
    Sorry you are having a rough time, once you get mobile it feels magnificent and the problems get smaller. Hold on tight, chink of light just around the corner.

  5. kellygirl said,

    on June 17th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I hope that you appointment went well and that you are in a below the knee cast. A shorter cast will be much easier to get around in–and will allow you to go to the wedding. Fingers crossed for you :)

  6. 1shann said,

    on June 17th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    It did go well. Thank you for the positive vibes :) I am now sporting a short cast. So much lighter and cooler. It did throw my balance off because it is so much lighter. When i first got home I over compensated and fell on my tookus. I need to pay attention and not overdo it now that I can get around so much more easily and can definitely go to the wedding.

  7. micah1 said,

    on June 18th, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Yeay, you will quickly get used to it, just go easy on the champagne ;-)

  8. craiger9er said,

    on June 18th, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Glad to hear you got a shorter cast! Hope your leg doesn’t feel as bad with the short cast and that’s great that you can go to the wedding - have fun!

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