Beware of sleepwalking…LEARN TO LOVE THE BOOT!

So, I’m almost 4 weeks post ATR (left leg). Had some numbness on my big toe and top of foot. Determined it wasn’t nerve damage and the doctor told me it is normal and that the numbness will go away eventually. The pain from the numbness was keeping me up at night (awake every 2 hours and Percocet wasn’t helping) so I told my doctor about it when I was getting my stitches out last week. He prescribed something to help with the nerve pain at night that will help me sleep. It has been wonderful! Even sleeping with the big boot and turning over doesn’t really bother me.

At this point the crutches are annoying me and I’d love to walk and DRIVE! At the same time, I’m keeping this in perspective and realize this is part of the process and I will get better. I have a dear friend going through much worse than this. ATR is an awful injury, not an illness. My mind and body would love to walk, so last night…they did just that!  I somehow woke up on the floor with the light on and my husband totally freaked out because I screamed. I apparently got out of bed and attempted to walk, but obviously fell. I have zero recollection of attempting to walk. It’s not easy to get up off the floor with the boot and serious medication in you and being clueless of what happened. I don’t think I knew whether to laugh or cry. My husband helped me up, got ice for my leg and once again kept me calm. I couldn’t get through this without him.

If I for some reason didn’t have that BOOT on while I was sleeping, it could’ve been awful. I was lucky to escape with just some soreness and feeling a little beat up.

My message to everyone today: LEARN TO LOVE THE BOOT!

2 Responses to “Beware of sleepwalking…LEARN TO LOVE THE BOOT!”

  1. I’ve had the boot for 2 weeks now and I totally agree with you! I sleep with the boot wrapped in a pillow case just in case I do get up while asleep, and don’t dare even take naps without the boot, though the Dr said I could… It’s been 4 weeks since my ATR and I’m putting weight on the foot, but it is hard to sleep with the different aches and pains. But I love having the boot protecting my foot!

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