One week post OP

February 12, 2019 | |

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 a sprain(s?) while the incision feels good.

Now Im really starting to sleep, like 3 hours at a time, three in a row. Seems the prescription pain killer, something like Hydrocodone Acetemphemine was keeping me awake.


2 Comments so far

  1. Shan on February 13, 2019 3:00 am

    Hi Fred,

    Thanks for sharing your story! I ruptured my Achilles’ tendon last week at the gym and an having surgery tomorrow. It’s helpful to have an idea of what to expect in the coming days, although everyone is different. I ruptured my tendon in a similar way, I took off to run a sprint and it felt like someone hit my ankle and I fell to the ground. I had been working out for 30 minutes so I was warmed up.

    I look forward to following your recovery!

  2. oakmanii on February 13, 2019 9:37 am

    Thanks for writing, now I dont feel like such an idiot, knowing that I am not the only one that has trouble sprinting. I read about people jumping and making Alley Oop passes and I can understand how they hurt it, but just a sprint?

    And if it makes you feel better, I heard that there is a professional basketball player named Wall who plays for the Wizards for $42 million who just ruptured his Achilles tendon last month, in his own home!

    Good luck with the surgery, and be sure to keep your foot up and ice it. And be sure to ice where ever your foot hurts ors is swollen, not just where the surgery was!

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