Re: Six months after Triple Arthrodesis
I haven't been on the board in weeks months and just happened to look today and saw your question.
Briefly I was in the hospital 3 nights, for pain control, a fever and to learn to make it to the bathroom. some folks go home the same day, I would not recommend it.
I had a plaster cast for the first 2 weeks, heavy. The pain was under control with vicodine by the time I left the hospital, really not bad after the first few days...jsut stay ahead of it and take the pain pills on a schedule the first week or 2. at 2 weeks I saw the surgeon, xrays and a new lighter cast (in my choice of colors). wore the cast for 11 weeks and a boot for 7. Used a walker for a few weeks more and then a cane for a fe weeks (until the beginning of August)
My recovery has been slower than many others,I am 61 yrs old, overweight (but not huge) and have arthritis in my knee too. I am just now at 10 mos able to wear most shoes, including stocky heels clogs, flats etc. (I needed new shoes as my left foot is longer now and still some swelling) I am finally starting to walk much more easily.
the surgery is well worth it but the recovery can be tough. Good Luck