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Dec 22-25

Posted 12-26-2012 at 12:06 PM by Newlyshiftfoot (Calcaneal Osteotomy)
Updated 12-26-2012 at 11:24 PM by Administrator

Over the Christmas holiday was not as hard as I expected but I had to get up a lot. I wasn't able to just lie in bed and watch tv. I also wanted to get out and have a change of scenery and see other people. I have 3 levels on my house and have fallen a few times while on crutches but luckily the falls were just on my knee and nothing on my bad foot. The cast is a bit uncomfortable at times and I feel my leg swelling and coming down when its elevated and not. The pain is pretty much gone, more of...
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Dec 21, 2012

Posted 12-26-2012 at 12:01 PM by Newlyshiftfoot (Calcaneal Osteotomy)
Updated 12-26-2012 at 11:26 PM by Administrator

So last night was hard, I was in a bit of pain all night and couldn’t sleep. The pain wasn’t unbearable but it definitely made it hard to get comfortable. I ended up switching between oxycodone and valium all night. It is obvious the nerve block wore off. I was able to move my toes more and that put some extra strain on my foot which didn’t help. Keeping it elevated and iced is making things much easier.

Today is a big day, I get the dressing off, an xray and a new cast. I’ve heard...
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Dec 20, 2012

Posted 12-26-2012 at 12:00 PM by Newlyshiftfoot (Calcaneal Osteotomy)
Updated 12-26-2012 at 11:32 PM by Administrator

I woke up this morning a bit early, around 5:30am and in a bit of pain. Nothing that wasn’t manageable but my foot was sore. I took the pain pill around the time I woke up and watched some tv. Pretty uneventful. I tried hard to just take it easy. I was in more pain and I could tell the nerve block was wearing off.

As the day went on, I got a knee scooter so I can get around easier. It wasn’t hard to get out of the house, but it definitely makes things more sore. As the day went...
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Dec 19, 2012

Posted 12-26-2012 at 11:58 AM by Newlyshiftfoot (Calcaneal Osteotomy)
Updated 12-26-2012 at 11:29 PM by Administrator

It is about 1:30 in the afternoon and I had my surgery this morning. I was at the hospital at 5:30am, did the paperwork, then they called me back.

Here is a timeline up until I had the surgery.

The RN was awesome. She kept me at ease, made sure I was comfortable and got me magazines to read. If you have to have this or I’m guessing any surgery, bring a book or magazine. There is a lot of downtime before you go to surgery. After the nurse was done, I read some magazines...
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