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DVT scare

Filed under: Uncategorized — purple at 9:55 am on Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hello all,

Well I am experiencing my first actual admission to hospital with a possible DVT. I noticed some new calf pain, tightness above my incision site and increased swelling last night. I thought it might just be due to having my leg down a bit more, but didn’t want to risk it.

Came to emergency and Doctors cannot rule out DVT and so here I am admitted until I can have ultra sound tomorrow and had my first clexane shot (ouch!!).

I wonder what others experiences have been with DVT scares/ diagnosis. I’m only 30 and have been taking asprin so I’m hoping I’m just being silly. Fingers crossed!


Vacoped today….cold toes!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — purple at 1:37 am on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hi all, had my first follow up today 2.5 weeks post surgery. All is going very well, had my stitches removed (and an almost fainting episode due to some pain on removal as the would had closed over them) and to my delight they have put me into a vacoped. I was hoping for a vacocast….but is there a big difference? It is so much more comfortable than that awful plaster cast!

Only thing is we are in the middle of winter and I can’t get a sock over the end of the vacoped and i have extremely cold toes and I’m not allowed to take it off. Any suggestions to warm up my tootsies??

Also my scar is off to the side, most others I have seen have been right over the Achilles. Do others have the same?

Touch weight near for 2 weeks then PWB for another 2 before my next appointment. One hurdle down! Thank goodness those stitches are out!!


2 weeks post surgery

Filed under: Uncategorized — purple at 2:19 am on Monday, July 15, 2013

Hi all,

Im new to the site, am exactly 2 weeks post surgery today and have my first follow up on Wednesday. I can’t wait to get out of this uncomfortable cast and find out my plan from here.

Just wanted to say hello and to say how useful this site has been so far! It’s been a long two weeks and I’ve had so many questions that you have helped me with.

I have been reading the posts about others experiences and positives that they have taken from their ATR. So far I think I have just been so incredibly gratefully for my beautiful family and friends and feel so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life! I’d be lost without them!!