Day 4

Hello all,

Let me first say that I have been overwhelmed by the amount of feedback I have gotten from my first couple posts. I expected to maybe hear from one or two people over the course of my entire recovery. I guess I underestimated the power of the internet, number one, and just how common this injury is, number two. Then I also figured out that most people in this phase of the ATR recovery are at home, in front of a computer, so I don’t feel that special any more, hah.

Today has been rather uneventful. My pain level has gone way down; so there is good news out there for those of you who have not yet had the surgery. The real PAIN, in my experience, spans 48 hours after your Nerve Block wears off.

The Pain is no joke, so stay with the Pain Meds and find a good wooden spoon to bite into during the spells of agony! (half-way kidding)

THANKS again

cheers as always!

5 Responses to “Day 4”

  1. sirpower Says:

    Hey jls84,
    Just curious on how you start a blog. I’m new at this blogging thing. Did you have to email the administrator to get this set up? Do you have to download wordpress? I am on day 23 post op. I know how you feel. Just make sure you are taking the pain meds regularly. I took for them for the first week and stopped. I find now that time between taking the stitches out and being able to PWB is even tougher. You start to get stir crazy by watching too much TV and movies. Luckily, I am able to work from home which keeps me occupied during the day. It’s gonna be a long journey so try your best to keep your spirit up.

  2. Janus Says:

    Yep. Still be easy on yourself the first week or two. Give it the maximum chance to recover. I found the first two weeks went really fast. You might have a few down days over the next few weeks. The first time you’re out and about on crutches running daily errands — shopping for groceries, and whatnot — it’s challenging. Likewise, getting into the boot is huge. But some limits come into play there as well. Right now, I’m week 14 & two shoes — but still getting back to walking normally. During the first few weeks, you can get trapped up — mentally, emotionally — in how far you are from where you were before the injury. But let those moments pass. You’ll get better, and it will feel sooner rather than later as it happens. In the meantime, there’s the rest of your life to live and take care — so don’t let the ATR define you.

    All best!

  3. constamj Says:

    One thing that helped me get out of the house for about an hour was my in-laws. I love them to death and they have been a real help but I just needed a break. My wife drove me and the kids to Costco this morning. They have all of their deck furniture out so I had plenty of places to sit and put my foot up. Besides, where better to show off my clutches?

  4. gkraemer14 Says:

    Haven’t heard from you in a while. Hope you’re doing well. -Greg

  5. James L Sisson Says:

    It’s been a crazy 3 weeks since surgery.
    I have gone back to work, I am Personal Trainer, and the scooter has been heaven sent and allows me to work. The recovery process “blues” have set in from time to time, I am consistently having pain right before bed, but I guess thats my body telling me its had enough for one day.

    I was encouraged at my 2nd post op appt though to find out that on may 18th they will be moving my boot to 0 degrees and I will begin the weight bearing process. The PA said we would start with about 25%.

    My goal is to be back in a shoe by the 7th week of Post Op, but i really dont know at this point how realistic that is!

    hope you are doing well too, I need to get back to blogging just havent had the time now that I am back to work!

    take care! -James

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