Shower Bag

February 21, 2019 | Leave a Comment

I forgot the picture for the shower bag. It has an elastic openning that slips over a cast or a boot. I also use a shower chair to sit on, and I prop up my foot on the side of the tub.
I highly recommend it, even if it is like $20. No mess with torn [...]

History in Pictures

February 20, 2019 | Leave a Comment

I have pictures figured out, so here they are
My ankle after the tear:

Comparison with the other, I dont think too different, and not a lot of pain after the initial break

My first ‘cast’, actually several splints held together with Ace bandages and with soft padding underneath. It allowed swelling, but my foot still hurt on [...]

2 Weeks Post Op

February 18, 2019 | 2 Comments

I had my splints/Ace bandage ‘cast’ removed and everything looked good. I really focused on elevation and ice and the doctor was pleased with how the swelling had gone down and the incisions were healing well. I also learned that it is common for other parts of the foot to hurt because of the swelling [...]

One week post OP

February 12, 2019 | 2 Comments

Im off the prescription pain killers for 1 1/2 days now. Just barely making it with IBProfen 800 mg every 8 hours, lots of ice and elevation still. The foot feels heavy, swollen and painful when the IBProfen is about to wear off.
Again, the pain seems the be in the rest of my foot, in [...]

Day 5, Sprain pain

February 9, 2019 | Leave a Comment

I have had more pain, up to level 7 or 8. I went in for them to check my cast. It seems the surgery is healing well, but I may have sprained my ankle and that is giving my a lot of constant pain.
Answer, IBRUPROFEN and ice and elevation. All in all, making it hard [...]

Third Day

February 7, 2019 | 2 Comments

OK, now the pain is decreasing, but Im still using the happy pills, just stretching out their duration.
My greater pain is now the top of the ankle, like the splint is on too tight. But with the pill it is ok. The previous bee stings pains from the stitches are pretty much gone.
Got to go [...]

Second Day

February 7, 2019 | 3 Comments

By far the most pain, the second night. Finally I have figured out how to sleep mostly on my stomach and keeping my ankle up. I did not use the ice as much and I think that was partly a pain causer, but also the knee block was over.
So now Im taking happy pills nearly [...]

First Day Afterwards

February 7, 2019 | 10 Comments

We had already prepared for incapaciation at home.
Our first floor has a den, a bathroom and a guest bedroom that my wife and I moved into. She went upstairs all the time to make meals, and get clothing. I just stayed downstairs, mostly, and I used an office chair with wheels to move around. Fortunately [...]

First Night

February 7, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Do do I take the Hydratecodone Acetephenomine or whatever it is called opiate pill? I call it my happy pill. It comes with lots of warnings of addiction, death by lack of breathing, death by irritation, etc….
I have not had liver problems or medication problems before, so I was not opposed. Anesthesiologist said dont take [...]

The Surgery

February 7, 2019 | Leave a Comment

I had waited several days for the surgery, and I was a bit nervous, was this really the right option? It was the most significant injury of my life, I had just had sprained ankles, pulled muscles, nothing too bad.
I had the surgery where they make a small incision and slide a little ‘jig’ as [...]

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