First night after surgery was spent with my leg propped up on a minimum of three pillows and popping a vicadon every 6 hours….. coupled with a bag of frozen peas ( and carrots…no expense spared here) pressed against the back of my knee.
Living in this 3 level house is certainly a challenge; but one that will be overcome.
Getting comfortable is not the easiest task in the world, so I went to bed and tried to sleep. Just moving was painful. How many “paid programs/infomercials” can a person watch in a 10 hour time frame.
Morning finally arrived and it was off to the surgeon’s place for a post op check up.
Got there, and as with all the other appointments so far, everything was very organized and punctual. Joe the cast guy (not the plumber) took off the contraption from the surgery, the surgeon came in checked out my wound and went over the pictures of the procedure…potential christmas card material and said everything looked ok.
New splint/cast was put on with my toes pointing down an d an appointment was made to take the sutures out on the 10th….
Keeping my foot elevated was stressed over and over and over (did I say over); together with the story of the lady who started to do too much in the first few days and popped the tendon on her other leg.
This cast/splint is much much heavier than the compression bandage and is taking bit of getting used to… hit my big toe off the the ground a couple of times; but hey you got to learn the bad to know the good.
When I go home I tried to follow the instructions, not as easy as it sounds, in fact it was/is difficult, but so far no weight has been put on my right leg.
My favourite position (get your mind out of the gutter) is lying on my stomach with my leg perpindicular to the ground and the cold peas ( and carrots) on the back of my knee. Email and blog writing is just about possible without messing up one’s back
11 more days to go until the sutures are removed.