Day 2 post op

Good Morning!

Well i have had a couple new discoveries in the past 24 hours.

First and foremost I have come to greatly understand and appreciate a ‘nerve block’. After surgery, my foot was completely numb for almost 22 hours and thank god it was! Once the Block began to wear off, the pain set in. I had a couple instances yesterday where my pain hit the roof and topped out around a 10+, but it only lasted like 15-20 minutes at that.

Another discovery I’ve had is that staggering my pain medication is incredibly effective. Basically i am only taking 1 pill every 2-3 hours, and adding in another one if needed. This keeps me in a very relaxed state, and from what I can gather, those first 48 hours are the most painful.

Other than that I am looking forward to getting this weekend in my rear view and moving on with the recovery!

Cheers!

JLS

2 Responses to “Day 2 post op”

  1. ejames Says:

    Hi jl’s84!

    I can relate to the post op pain. I am exactly 4 weeks post op. Injured on Mar. 19, surgery Mar 22.
    The first 24-48 hours were the most painful, but pain was considerably more tolerable after the 2nd day. I got off of oxcodone after the first 24 hrs and went to 600 acetimenaphine (tylenol) every 3-4 hrs. This helped with two things. 1) bowel movements and 2) mental clarity. If your pain threshold allows you, I highly recommend the above since it will jumpstart your ability to digest food better and therefor feel better.

    Good luck to you.

  2. Janus Says:

    The nerve block is your friend — until it wears off. The first two days, the worse as has been said. The pain gets better, and quickly. Don’t let yourself get trapped in a passing moment.

    & be gentle on yourself for the first 10 days or so. Let people if willing do things for you. Keep the injured leg elevated as much as possible. & drink water during the day to give your body a chance to process all the pain meds; good for your pain, horrible for your liver.

    Take care, all best, and looking forward to hearing about your progress.

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