I had my surgery on Friday for the correction of my Haglund’s Deformity. My doctor reshaped the bone to remove the spur and also transferred a tendon from my big toe to repair the damage to the Achilles tendon. He had hoped to be able to just remove some of the tendon but there was too much damage from 7+ years of this problem. After surgery my right leg is in a cast below the knee. I am non-weight bearing on the right leg at least until my next appointment on Nov 1st. This weekend I had a lot of pain that I did not expect. I was expecting some pain but not this much. I was taking oxycodone every four hours to keep it under control. I kept my foot elevated all weekend. I didn’t even get out of bed on Sat (POD 1). Well I am happy to report that by Sun morning the pain was better and I was able to spread out the oxycodone. I even got up a few times and moved around the house.
As of today (POD 3) the pain is much better. I was able to get up unassisted and move around the house for a while. The problems I am still having is getting used to the crutches and being able to balance on them while having the range of motion in my arms to be able to reach for things. Someone suggested in an earlier comment to get a knee walker and I can certainly see the benefits of this.
Tomorrow my goal is to get in the shower. I bought a cast protector from Walgreen’s and look forward to trying it for the first time and not just taking a sponge bath balancing on one foot at the sink.
Thanks for all the support from everyone who commented on my previous posts.