Mar
09
Filed Under (Cloudy) by franticachilles on 09-03-2014

I woke up this morning feeling a big decrease in my anxiety level but a little wobbly on the crutches.¬†Everything is in slow motion and I am not steady on my feet! I feel like the Leaning Tower of Pisa on my crutches. I don’t feel pain in my Achilles tendon anymore.¬† My mind feels all cloudy!

Thank you pain medication!!!! I will have two more!!! The world seems like a better place!

Unfortunately, the rational part of my brain tells me that I need to make a punch list of To Do items for the beginning of the week. My anxiety starts to come back but it finally succumbs to what ever is in those pain medication pills.

I have to get my mind out of the clouds…I have to make this list today! I wanted to wake up and be strategic!

Strategic I will be…so the cloudy rendition of my Top Ten To Do list is as follows..

1. Call Insurance to notify my ER visit and how can I go about getting some in-home care because I live by myself .

2. Set up appoint with orthopedic doctor

3. Notify family and friends of this great incident

4. Gather basic necessities - (food, water, medications)

5. Learn how to use these crutches.

6. Stay off right leg and elevate

7. Start taking aspirin to prevent blood clots

8. Come up with sound reasons for surgical and non-surgical approaches. Compare and contrast my findings

9. Think about ways to stay in shape and not gain too much weight during this process.

10. Try to stay positive and get as much support as you can.

I decided that I would start with item #3.  However, my head is so far in the clouds, one only knows what I will tell them.

I have to assume that this cloudiness feeling will stop shortly of pain medication wears off. That will have to wait…I am feeling pretty good right now…

I believe I would get cited for street walking OUI if I was outside with these crushes…I don’t think I could recite the alphabet….did I take too many pain pills?

Off to make phone call and the notification process! I will need food soon!

  • ATR Timeline

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

      336 wks  4 days Post-ATR
      334 wks
         Since start of treatment