Had surgery on June 12, 2009…the day before my 40th birthday. Not sure I can articulate what I planned for today, but I’m very confident it was not this!
Thought the surgical timeline might be useful for the poor souls behind me. Arrived at hospital at 6:15 am. Entered operating room at 8:00. Rudely woken from the cast being cut (to allow for swelling) at 10:30. Felt quite poor, but went back to sleep. Awoke at 11:30 to find my wife next to me. Left hospital at 2:30. Got home and slept to 6:00 pm. I think they gave me too much anesthesia. It took a while for my O2 to level to get back to normal.
On vicodin, but does not hurt quite as much as I thought it would. From what I can tell, tomorrow will be the worst day. I have three questions I’d really appreciate responses to.
1. What has been your experiences, good & bad, with any of the hands free alternative to crutches?
2. Obviously we all want to recover as quick as possible. I think lying down with the foot elevated is the best. But for how long? When should I start to move around to help my mental and physical state?
3. I had a great season of camping planned with my two pre-teen girls. They are very dissapointed. It it possible to do things like that with FWB, but before 2-shoes? Surgery June 12. Is August camping trip without hiking, but plenty of limping in the cards?
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