First post op

Ok, I found this blog a little late so I am going backwards right now and posting what I readily remember of the process. I will catch up soon enough.  Leading up to my first post op was rough.  Due to the fact that I also tore my calf along with a rupture of my achilles, the pain was severe.  I was on a regular routine of two Percocet every 4 hours without fail.  I was even woken up on a few occasions with a spasm or a twitch that warranted a refil.  I did not like where this was going. Leading up to my first post op, I was able to wean down to one Percocet every 6 hours and this was a huge step.  As I recovered, the pain lessened which was a godsend.  Don’t get me wrong, I like to be taken care of on occasion but where I was at with the meds made me almost an invalid and that helpless feeling was not something I wanted to continue.  So, we are now at my first post op.  first words out of the doctors mouth were that of pride.  He took a look at the incision site, had a big smile and said we are on our way.  Cast was removed, I was placed in my boot.  No weight bearing for three weeks.  Being so bored at home, I was even able to get the doc to release me to work from home. Very soon, but I needed it. So then began my ROM progression. I was instructed to get to 90 degrees by the next time I saw the doc.  It was a slow process, but I made it.  Like the doc said, we are on our way!

One Response to “First post op”

  1. So nice to see that first bit of progress and then every bit after…I also hate to feel like I was an invalid, crazy injury it takes the active and reduces us to the exact opposite! I too love the feeling of getting my life back with each step in the process…Welcome to the site and yep on your way! :)

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