I have spent 95% of my first recovery weekend in bed with my foot raised. I am so focused on the idea of ensuring that the initial suture and stitches have the best chance possible to heal. I am very lucky to have my wife and my mom in the house this weekend…their love and support has been crucial, while their patience has been tested. I had only one major freakout…
On Saturday afternoon, I suddenly felt that my calve and tendon area under the cast were warm and wet. I convinced myself that the wound had split open…I have a vivid imagination. I tossed and turned and read multiple posts on achilles blog (none quite addressing my exact fears, but reassuring to see that I was not the only one who has these moments of doubt and concern). In the end, my diagnosis was a combination of feeling returning and that, perhaps, the anti-inflammatory had worn off.
On Sunday, the pain had subsided enough that I went until 5:00pm before taking a pill. My daughter jumped on my leg and, although she did not cause too much pain, I decided that I had been stoic enough and would take a pill in prep for sleeping.
Tonight…a big adventure. I am going to journey into the living room and sit to watch a movie (with my leg elevated of course).
My wife is concerned that I may be spending too much time in bed with my foot raised. If anyone has any advice or comment, I would sure appreciate it.