Day 2

Day 2 and all’s well.  Except for that gauze wrapped thing at the end of my leg.  According to my surgeon, everything went perfectly.  I am keeping the foot elevated and iced.  Surprisingly very little pain.  Even when I get up, there is the rush of blood but not too uncomfortable.

The surgery went fast.  I brought a newspaper but never had a chance to even skim the sports section.  Went right from admissions to my boxer shorts to having my leg shaved to lights out.  Then I woke up.  Although the entire procedure was fast, it never felt rushed.

Took it easy on Day 1.  Then, missed having my mid-morning coffee and re-learned my way around the kitchen today.  Maybe this won’t be so bad.  I hope, at least.  The good thing was that I had a few days of practice with the crutches before the surgery.  And some great tips using them from this site (wingnuts facing back, good foot to heaven…bad foot to hell, etc.).

Just wanted to thank everyone for their kindness and support…it’s truly helped.  And I can’t tell you how reassuring it is to know that there is a community to ask questions that people can answer first-hand.

Thanks, y’all.

Obligatory foot shot. With a fruit arrangement on the side.

5 Responses to “Day 2”

  1. Glad it went well.
    I am 2 months post op and I can tell you it goes faster than you think. While laid up read the blogs, research and keep yourself busy. Now that I’m back to full duty, two shoes and almost normal those weeks off my feet were actually relaxing…Can’t wait to retire..

    let us know if you need anything

    Doc Ross

  2. Two months, huh? You are my inspiration! That is great to hear. Hope to follow in your footsteps…literally.

    Thanks, Doc.

  3. Daveleft - that’s awesome that your surgery went well…and that fruit basket looks like it was worth the effort. I’m 9+ weeks post op and also very grateful for this site. It definitely helps to commiserate with others going through the same thing. Kept me sane at times :) Keep us posted.

  4. Dave,

    the fruit arrangement looks delicious, but the foot is putting me off !

    Good luck with your recovery :)

  5. I got one of those fruit things also — my niece selected a tennis ball bowl as the base for it! Ironic, since I tore the achilles playing tennis…

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