May 14, 2012
So after 2 weeks, I finally convince my primary care physician that I need to see a specialist. The orthopedic specialist takes about 10 seconds to figure out that I tore my achilles and I’m sent for an MRI. I get rushed into surgery the day after the doc reviews the MRI results because my tendon is hanging on by a thread and I’m already 3 weeks out from the injury date already.
Didn’t know what to expect post op. What I got was a splint, a purple sock and whole lot of pain and swelling. I can’t tell exactly where the pain is coming from, but sometimes it reaches a level that is almost unbearable. Just when I think the pain is getting under control, I adjust my leg a bit and the pain comes rushing back again. They say the pain subsides after a couple of days. All I know is that Norco is my friend right now. I take 1 of those every 4 hours and an aspirin a day to keep my blood thin to avoid blood clots. Going to keep the leg propped up and listen to my wife this time.
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