Full recap, because I find it all unbelievable

Posted on November 22, 2011 by efrain66.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Oct 25 - Ruptured left Achilles playing basketball, went to ER.
Oct 27 - Surgery performed, normal reattachment.
Nov 9 - Follow up is successful, most sutures removed, switch to boot and 1 more week of NWB.
Ultrasound for blood clots is positive 2 blood clots in repaired leg. Tech runs into foot, after another meeting with surgeon everything is fine.
Blood clot treatment causes circus of events in trying to get medicines which ends in me falling while standing on a knee scooter in line at a Walgreens and re-rupture left Achilles.
Nov 14 - Second surgery that includes using some grafting thing in my tendon and then to add strength a tendon from my foot was also attached.
Nov 15 - knee block wears off and I am hospitalized by the pain.
Morphine and Percoset are given, with Morphine in a 10 minute drip. I learn that morphine make me itch my entire body raw. Get a fever.
Nov 17 - Assorted pain killers, muscle relaxants, and nerve damage pain killers later we find a concoction of Neurotin, long and immediate OxyContin and Tylenol that let me feel like my leg isn’t exploding.
Nov 18 - I come home. INR is not getting high enough so I am continueing Lovenox shots which hurt.
Nov 21 - few days home of uncomfortable, sometimes not sleeping, sometimes sleeping 16 hours, being hot all the time when other people are in jackets and a blanket.

So I am 1 week post second surgery. 5 more of NWB. Tired of the cast and trying to find comfortable positions. Tired of the hot flashes and sweats. Tired of being a burden. Tired of this injury.

That is the venting part. Now I am backing off pain killers and several of the drugs as prescribed and no addiction problems that I can tell thankfully. Hard to tell with everything else and the depression. Either way it feels good to share.

I know it will work itself out, but the process sucks. So be it, try your best. I am continueing to try my best and trying not to have too many down days. Swelling and pain are both better. Restlessness still a problem, but hopefully I figure it out sooner rather than later. Thanks again.