2 Weeks Post ATR


2 weeks post ATR and 5 days until cast - hopefully!

Things have been mostly the same around here for me. I can get around a lot better now that I got a Roll-About (thanks Ron and Karen!). I feel really old when I’m using, but I’ll get over it.

Keel’s still been busting her butt to make sure the house, our finances, her work, and everything else stays in order. She’s even found enough time to paint half the basement!

I’m staying fairly comfortable and have only had to take a couple Ibuprofen in the last few days. It doesn’t hurt much, but it’s uncomfortable enough that it makes it hard to fall asleep sometimes. I haven’t had much of an appetite since the surgery. For the first few days, I figured it was due to the surgery, but now I’m thinking it has more to do with my body acclimating to my new, sedentary lifestyle.

I just now grabbed a couple of pics of the camera. Here’s one of my leg before surgery. It doesn’t look too bad, but if you compare it to your own leg, you’ll notice how there is no tendon between the heel and calf.

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This is AFTER the nurse shaved it, thank you.

Here’s a pic of the Roll-About. It can be a bit clumsy to maneuver around in the house, but this thing will be a lifesaver when I need to leave the house.
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My other vehicle is a pair of crutches.™

I wanted to say thanks again to everyone who has sent me cards, emails, comments, stopped by, and offered to make beer runs for me! Laughter is truly the best medicine.

3 Comments so far

  1. Chandra on May 13th, 2009

    I’m digging the new vehicle Brian. I still can’t believe Ron stumbled across it but what a nice surprise! Glad you are keeping up your spirits Brian. And I’m jealous about your lack of appetite. If it were me I’d easily have gained 10 lbs. Lucky!

    What kind of beer are you drinking these days?

    C

  2. Keely on May 15th, 2009

    The new vehicle is pretty awesome! I was definitely playing on it in the kitchen. I told Bri we could decorate it with streamers and balloons but he wasn’t interested.

    Keel

  3. bst1 on May 19th, 2009

    Chandra - These days I’m drinking whatever I can scrounge out of the refrigerator. I’ve been unable to drive myself to the liquor store and when I called they said they don’t deliver ;)
    Kelsey came to visit yesterday and I conned her into going and buying a 12 pack of Corona. (Not my usual cup of tea, but it was like 90 and sunny, so it just felt right.)

    Before that, the raspberry Bacardi thing that Meagan left here was starting to look pretty good. Close call.

    But truthfully, I haven’t been drinking much. I was a little scared to drink with my splint on - didn’t want to risk feeling unsteady. Plus I really don’t want to gain weight!

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