First Post-Op Appointment

Well, it’s been 18 days since the accident and 13 days since surgery. The pain has diminished a bit more with each day and I can keep my leg down for longer periods of time. Only a few more days of giving myself needles to prevent any blood clotting from the surgery….Whoooa Whooo!

I spent the first week with family as I wasn’t too sure how I would survive on my own and with the dog. The second week I headed home and with each day I am slowing learning how to survive on my own. I have to admit there are still alot of things that I am unable to do on my own, as I am still NWB (non-weight bearing)……it’s still very hard for me to ask those around me for help, as I really don’t want to be a bother to anyone but with each day as I realized I just can’t do it, I slowly start to reach out.

This morning, August 13, 2011 I had my first post-op appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon who did my actual surgery.  They removed my cast, removed the staples and put me into a walking boot but still NWB for another two weeks…..my next appointment.  I was expecting the staples to be unbearable when they were removed but in reality it wasn’t that bad…..just a bit of pain when they removed the ones closer to the ankle.

I requested the Dr sign a form from the Ministry of Transportation which allowed me to obtain a 3 month temporary handicap permit since I will be in this walking boot for sometime while on the road to repair.  Heading back to work tomorrow after being away for 2.5 weeks…..thank goodness I have the ability to sit at work and put my foot up when need be, will see if I can last all 8 hours or have to come home early.  The hardest part will be waking up so early and attempting to walk the dog before I go…….I know he can hold it if need be.

Tried grocery shopping today, it’s amazing how much you save when you can only carry a bit…….you become very picky about what you purchase since trying to balance yourself on crutches and a bag in one hand.

Well, thats enough about me…………………until my next appointment in two weeks, hopefully then I will be able to ditch the crutches and slowly begin to walk.

J :)

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