I’m one week post op today. The last time I took pain medication was day 3 and even then it was just a single vicodin because I was having trouble sleeping. This injury and surgery have been far less painful than I thought they would be however, at times, it’s very uncomfortable. This morning I awoke at 4am, after only 3hrs of sleep, with a huge cramp in my calf followed by a feeling like my leg was on fire. At first I was worried that something was wrong but then realized that it was probably just nerves reconnecting and causing the runners cramp in my leg.
It’s been a rough week just sitting around the house. Luckily the Euros are on and I can catch all the games live. I beat all my video games, I watched nearly all the good netflix movies, HBO on-demand, redbox, comcast free movies, pay-per-view, etc etc. I haven’t watched this much TV in years.
Yesterday I thought I would try to go back to work since I could sit in my office with my leg up all day. I did not foresee the stress that driving would put on my leg. I was able to drive comfortably for about 10 minutes before I could no longer find a comfortable position so I turned around and went back home. I think I’ll wait until next Monday after my follow up with the doc to try that again.
I’m a 33 year old single guy who lives alone so it’s not easy to do some daily activities but I’ve found a few things that help. I’m planning on writing another post to list some of these to maybe give some ideas to others in my situation.