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Jun 28 2013

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Week #3 Post Op

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Today marks the third week after my ATR repair.  The road has been rocky, but I am thankful that I am regaining ground.  My initial post op cast was too tight and caused severe swelling, redness, and pain in my toes.  One my wonderful husband took household tools to adjust it, life was much better(it was the weekend and offices were closed).  Pain control has posed another challenge.  I have had difficulty with spasms in calf region and we haven’t found a med that will help that doesn’t leave me incoherent for the entire day.  All in all, I am thankful that my ortho team, my friends and my family are all pitching in to help me weather through this enormous challenge.

I have found reading the many stories and advice given on this site very helpful.  I am a health care provider and I must say nothing beats practical information from folks who are working through the challenges.  That being said I read one of the blogs that mentioned using a bean bag to elevate the leg.  I just mentioned it and other things I’ve learned to my husband— and being the great husband he is, I soon had my very own bean bag.  I not only use it to elevate my leg, but it serves as a buffer for me to get from bed to the floor to do basic stretching and strengthening exercises.  I also use it to rest my casted leg on it while doing leg lifts!  It’s great.  Not to mention its blue camouflage makes my boys want to tackle it!  I thank God, three weeks are behind me….with many more ahead! Continue Reading »

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Jun 25 2013

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Just Beginning

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This is my first post although I’ve been reading and learning from so many of you describing your various stages of recovery.

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