Well today is 5 days post op. I am in very little pain. I stopped the vicodin yesterday morning and only used ibuprofen since yesterday. Pain and swelling have been low. The only issue is that my toes get dark when I don’t have the foot elevated.
You’ll all be glad to know I finally took my first post op shower! Wow, did I stink. It felt quite good. Not as difficult as I had envisioned. Simply used a shower chair and a dry cast shower bag.
Have really started to get used to my “I walk free”. Its great for so many simple things. Even going up stairs is a breeze. Still getting the hang of going down and my injured foot hits the stair behind. Also went outside and walked around the house yesterday with it and enjoyed the fresh air. I was temped to play catch with my youngest daughter, but didn’t want to push it yet.
I’m starting to check in at work despite planning on taking this entire week off. I guess when when you bored enough, even work sounds good!
My 10 year old daughter has a cast on the same foot due to a broken growth plate! She’ll be cast free next week.
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