Second Day

February 7, 2019 | |

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 every six hours, I try to stretch it out to seven hours. But I use IBProfen halfway through because the pain rises before the happy pill’s time is complete.

When I feel good, I have been able to work on the transitions on my new flooring downstairs, by sitting on the ground or in my chair and drilling holes and hammering away at the transition pieces. Something to keep my busy.

Im still not sleeping very well, usually no more than an hour at a time. But I dont feel very tired.

After the surgery they gave me a Coke so that probably kept me so awake the first night too.

GOOD NEWS, I happened to talk with a medical professional today, and they said that I was in the acute phase of recovery. I take that to mean that today is the worst, and it will all get better from here!


3 Comments so far

  1. cserpent on February 8, 2019 5:20 pm

    You should probably check on whether you should take ibuprofen or not. For both my achilles surgeries ibuprofen was specifically mentioned - not to take it 1 week before surgery and not to take it for several weeks after surgery. From what I understand it interrupts the healing process for tendons. Tylenol type meds are OK.

  2. oakmanii on February 8, 2019 8:42 pm

    Very interesting, they told me Ibuprofen was recommended, alternated with Tylenol, I can ask again.

  3. cserpent on February 9, 2019 1:53 am

    Well if they suggested ibuprofen then I guess you’re good. My surgery was pretty extensive since the achilles had to be cut and reattached.

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