Since surgery, in a nut shell….meds made me sick. Even the meds to keep me from being sick, made me sick so after about 5 days I quit all of that stuff and toughed it out. As long as I kept my let up I did ok and Aleve helped when needed. So far I have not used Aleve in 4 days. I stay in out of the heat since it’s in the 90-102 range right now but frankly, I’m getting tired of the lack of things on TV and my walls. Tomorrow is my first post-op appt. It has been 11 days since my surgery and tomorrow I get my full cast. Dr. said he did the soluble stitches so I won’t have ay stitches to remove so that is a saving grace. I’m worried about a cast in that I still get quite a bit of swelling if my foot is down for any length of time. My toes don’t turn quite a purple as they did in the first week. Ok so now with the new cast I’m sure they will put my foot at a different angle and will continue to do so with each casting until I’m in the boot.
I did get some covers for my crutches (thick padding), the handles and the crutch bag as a bundle from crutcheze …it has been a blessing. The bag even has a pocket for my phone which is just too handy. I really have to say that no matter how much padding there is never enough on the handles, there are areas in my palms that still hurt. Whatever the case, having the crutch bag or any crutch bag is necessary. I must add that I’m so not graceful with crutches……not in the slightest and doing stairs…..it’s actually funny but it’s not really! Middle name is Ann, not Grace!!
Edited my page because I’m only 11 days out not 13. Wow….guess I even lost my ability to count.