Hi guys...I THOUGHT that I had posted an update but I don't see it here..I must have done something wrong
At any rate, my surgery was Thursday & all went as planned except for an extra pin and a bit more work on the tendons/ligaments than originally expected. The block lasted until about 8 p.m. & that was GREAT! After that the pain set in but still the worse was to come the next day..Friday I HAD to be on my feet off & on nearly all day
. I used a cane, took the painkillers and WAAAY over did it!...So needless to say, I paid dearly Friday night & Saturday. My foot is a kaleidescope of colors, ranging from lt. green-purple-black (what I can see of it). Today, I am feeling much better, although still depending on the meds..I can tell EXACTLY when they start to wear off & I am just praying that all of the activity Friday didn't do damage
Post-op HAS BEEN painful for me. I think back to the articles that I read by the MD's that said their patients required nothing more than Motrin & had only very mild discomfort , and I think they are full of it!!!..There is no way that someone could have this procedure and have no pain!....
I go back for my post-op visit Tuesday & I think they will change the bandages but I am not sure what else they do on that first visit...Thanks again people for the info you have given and the sharing of your experiences, it prepared me 10x's more than anything I found through the search engine!..I will continue to check this thread & report. God bless, Shellie