My operation went well. I woke up in recover in lots of pain and was given several units of Morphine. The doctor kept me in the hospital for an extra day and the nurses kept the pain meds coming every 4 hours. PT came in and showed me ho use crutches and a walker. Three days after being home I had to get a wheel chair because I hurt my good foot putting all of that extra weight on it. I guess I always had heel spurs and the extra use helped to inflame the whole area.
Two weeks post-op I had my stitches removed and a new cast put on for four more weeks.
If you think your cast is too tight do not suffer in silence. For three days I waited for the pain and tingling to go away, finally I gave up and called the doctor. twenty minutes later I was in the office and they said the swelling was what was hurting me and they cut the cast in two and wrapped it with an ace wrap. Ahh relief!
It is July 10 and I have a week and a half to go before they put me in a boot. I hope I’m partial or full weight bearing. This staying home with my foot up is really getting to me. Curlygirl I was so jealous to see you are now in a boot. I can’t wait to follow in your footsteps. We share the same surgery date.
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