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Day 3 Post-Op

Posted in Recovery on May 4, 2008 by vance

I am now on my 3rd day after surgery. I am under quite a bit of pain and the oxycodone has made it so I have not slept much. Most of my time has been laying down. It is dificult seeing everything function without me. I feel pretty helpless right now. I feel pain in 2 distinct areas. One area is at the incision where I think the pain is due to swelling and it feels better when I keep foot elevated. The 2nd area is my lower calf muscle where it ties in to the Archilles. This pain seems to also get better with elevation. It is very dificult to move around. My office is downstairs at my house so I spend most of my time downstairs. Getting up the stairs is a challenge. I crawl up stairs then lift up on one leg and use crutches to get around. One trip up stairs and I am pretty wiped out. I will never again take for granted the ability to accomplish even the simplest of tasks.