Week 2 post op completed.

Tomorrow will mark two completed weeks post op. This was Easter weekend and I did get up and make lamb and my beans, as well as go get my nails done. Small outings. Sitting on the bench in the park with my leg up, but not above my heart, made my leg throb. I go through short phases of - WTH just happened. I think i still can’t believe this is happening to me.

Pain - This week i had some stabbing pains in my heel and where the incision is. I’m taking the aspirin and at night a take 1,000 acetaminophen for the throbbing.

Vacoped boot - I have found myself messing with this to get the right comfort. I developed a sore right on top of my foot where it was rubbing. I found that other people had this happen to them too. I bought some thick moleskine and put a big pad of it on the top of my foot and it solved the problem. I take the straps off and let my leg air out a bit. I stroke the leg gently with a light massage for comfort and for circulation.

Diet - Comfort chocolate is on the regular…. I did have a drink to celebrate my first born’s 21st birthday at the Brazilian steak house. I did have a wine or two with Easter picnic. I have been eating the same stuff every day mostly as my husband isn’t good in the kitchen and I don’t mind. I try and focus on protein/veggies. Breakfast - one coffee, one macadamia nut milk matcha latte with a scoop of collagen powder, 1-2 hard boiled eggs, scoop of hummos or 1/4 avocado, squeeze of lemon, s/p. Lunch - leftover dinner or Amy’s organic lentil soup. Dinner - protein/veggies. Snack - Siggi plain yogurt with spirulina, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, nuts, seeds, collagen powder, a few berries. Tea. Pelligrino.  All my supplements i mentioned before.

Exercise - I found a rehab protocol that I like. https://tinyurl.com/nsj29mz It’s the Banff  Sports Medicine rehab. I have been doing this protocol for week two, which has some added exercises from week one. I also have been doing some push ups on my knees, yoga- cat/cow, down dog, and some breathing meditation. I plan to talk with my Ortho about the protocol as it’s what I would like to follow. I see him next week for stitches out.

Shower - It’s a field trip/adventure.

Work - I’m hoping to go back on Thursday, which would be 2 1/2 weeks post surgery. I see patients in an office, maybe 15-20 a day. I’m good on the crutches so just plan on that. My only concern is pain/throbbing at end of day with my leg down so much. We shall see.