Re: Triple arthrodesis -- how long off work?
i was out from may 9th til aug 1st. doc would NOT let me go before then. and then i was still on crutches until sept 4th and in boot until october.
you will need help the first week for sure, 2 weeks is better. then you will go in your normal cast and is much easier to maneuver. and you will be on less drugs then. if you can get someone to help with meals that would be good. also you will have to surgery proof your home, and figure out your bathroom, shower situation. get a cast cover to go over your cast so you can bathe, i put a bucket in the shower and sat on it, we also had a hand held sprayer in the shower that was wonderful and easy.
pick up all rugs and make easy paths in your house. do trial runs of where to sleep, where to sit, and make sure you foot is propped up ALL the time.
after a few days i was ok to get up by self and go potty, but had constant help the first 2 weeks. after that my hubby would set up breakfast and lunches in fridge for me or on table next to recliner. i would have a sling bag in fridge so i could fill it up and crutch back. that helped alot. i also put a cell phone pocket on my crutch so i would have it with me all the time...in case i fell.
keep questions coming.....