First off, forgive my writing skills.. my brain has been very foggy since the surgery because of the oxycodone.. but here we go..
Well I had the surgery on Monday the 12th.. lots of waiting, then some more waiting, and some more waiting.. then next thing I know, I’m waking up in the recovery room.. super groggy but no pain.. between the normal pain killers and the nerve block (they deaden your whole leg from the knee down) I didn’t feel anything until almost 10 hours after the surgery.. I will say that the splint I had was very annoying for some reason though, it just felt awkward and unusual so I couldn’t help but twist, pull, and push it.. I know I probably shouldn’t have, but it was beyond me, so I hope I didn’t mess the screws up.. I pretty much was trying to shift my foot inside the splint until it was comfortable, which it never seemed to be until about the 3rd day.. although it’s still annoying
What I woke up to.. not really painful, but still uncomfortable
The doctor informed me the surgery went well and he used 3 screws.. It doesn’t look like the bones are that tight but I’m trusting that he knows what he’s doing. I have to go back to see him Friday the 23rd to check it out and remove the splint.. removable boot after that I think.
When I got home I was weak and tired.. There is no way I could have made it home alone. I wasn’t strong enough, or even clear headed enough to get somewhere. My parents helped me into a spare room at their place and brought me food and drinks, but I more or less went straight to sleep.
Yep.. My foot is screwed!
The next day was the worst.. The nerve block wore off and the pain came on pretty fast and hard. This lasted a couple hours but the oxycodone finally started to control it. The rest of that day was a lot of ache, and grogginess.. not fun..
I spent the 2nd day in bed watching tv.. and my mom bringing me food.. I probably could have survived on my own but it would have been painful so I just let my parents help me out.. 10mg oxycodone every 3 or 4 hours kept the pain away pretty well..
3rd day I was was ready to head home.. keep in mind that I am in good shape, and an athlete.. using crutches, hopping on one foot, or supporting my weight with my arms is pretty easy for me.. for people that are older, or overweight, they will need someone to help them out for awhile as a fall on the bad foot could cause damage and un-do the surgery.. my head was clear and my strength was back to somewhat normal, pain was manageable with meds and elevation..
anyways, I got home, set up the Netflix, got some food, and hit the couch..yippee.. I just got a new phone, Photon 4g, and the update for my Nook, so I have plenty to play with for these couple of weeks at home.
As I end this post it’s Friday the 16th about 6 pm.. The pain comes and goes.. it feels fine when it’s elevated, and 5mg oxycodone every 4 hours or so is enough.. but hurts pretty bad when it’s lowered and the blood rushes down.. My friends are trying to talk me into grabbing a couple beers.. but probably not a great idea.. : P I am going a little stir crazy though.. not used to doing nothing for this long for sure..
For anyone wondering if they could make it back to work after 3 days, I would say no way, sorry.. it’s not very bad, but definitely bad enough to make going to work near impossible..
If you’re off work, this part isn’t so bad.. laying on the couch, getting up to get food and use the restroom once in awhile is doable.. but I know it’s going to be tough when I have to go back to work in a couple weeks..
That’s it for now.. i’m out