Filed Under (24AfterSurgery) by franticachilles on 20-03-2014

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Call me what you want but the last twenty four hours have been painful!

I tried to get ahead of the pain when I got home and settled in after surgery. I am writing to you to tell you that the PAIN TRAIN has left the station and is ahead of the pain meds.

I set my alarm so I was up ever four  hours during the night to take medicine and I have kept that regiment faithfully since I have been up. In reality I didn’t need the alarm. I was like a fish out of water in bed over night.

I am not sure if it is from the lack of sleep from turning back and forth from the pain, the strange object on my foot (boot), or the pain meds I have been pumping into my body.  I just know I am not steady on my feet and I feel the burn in surgical area.  The clock ticks slowly as I wait for the pain meds to catch up with pain.

In my cloudy head I know the pain will not last forever. I have learned from this blog that indeed the pain will not last forever. There is hope!

I did some pre-planning and I cooked some comfort food so I would be able to eat at my convenience. In my opinion, there is nothing better to help combat the pain then a full belly.

My mind can focus on the different level of flavors and textures.  Ah the joy!

Well I have spent enough time in my recliner with my foot elevated under pillows so I am going to take a small spin around the house with my two new favorite support items (my crutches).

I have decided that I am going to take two pain pills every 3 hours. I am not a doctor but the four hour window is not working for me.

In closing, the last 24 hours have been a challenge but I am hopeful that I will be feeling better as time passes. Unfortunately, time is passing slowly.



kyle47 on 20 March, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

You will get past this, never forget that! I used a cold compression wrap for the pain, it removes the swelling which is causing most of the pain. I also used a blood flow stimulator to speed up my recovery which was a life saver. For me I was dealing with an older injury which never seemed to go away, I didn’t need surgery but I also wasn’t progressing until I found these products. Both came from this site. I definitely recommend checking it out!

Hope you feel better soon!

Adam on 24 March, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

Here is a great cast cover that is very durable and does not cut off circulation.

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    • Name: franticachilles
      Location: Marlboro
      Injured during: Racquetball
      Which Leg: R
      Status: 2-Shoes

      337 wks Post-ATR
      334 wks  3 days
         Since start of treatment