I didn't get the good On-q nerve block, but one that only lasts about 24 hours. I hope that I have my pain in check now, I certainly didn't mean to get behind. I think it was my nerve block wearing off rapidly, and not being prepared for it, that got me into that predicament. I don't know about getting another nerve block, I'll keep that in mind, should I have pain issues like I was having previously.
I'm taking 2 percocet every 6 hours (although, I'm doing more like 5 hours). Then this Vistaril, which is supposed to amp up the percocet. I also started to take ibuprofen, which seemed to be exactly what I needed to get my pain under control.
I go back to my doctor on Friday. I think I'll get a real cast then? I had asked my doctor to take pictures of the procedure and I guess he does, indeed, have some nice gory pictures for me, lol.
i would keep ice on 15-20 min and do that every hour or so. The first couple weeks are the worst. and yeah - once that nerve block wears off..thats when you really feel the pain. Keep taking your percocet on time...so that you dont feel the pain...or at least the worst of it. I was on percocet for at least 10/11 days....
my doc took pics of my surgery...i remember he showed me afterwards but its all a blur to me...maybe ill ask to see them when i go back in a few weeks. I do have a pic of my 3 screws...its pretty cool. wish i could post it!
Hello all! Now the fun begins for you two. My advise is to ice, elevate and take the pain pills ON TIME! I am almost 6 weeks post OATS. I kept my leg elevated on 5 pillows for a solid 3 weeks. I actually had very little pain, but I followed my Doc's instructions very closley. Take advantage of this time, it's not too often you will be waited on hand and foot!! Good Luck...it does get easier!
Yes, lots of foot elevation and lots of ice. Seems that I have the pain fully under control now. It only starts hurting when it's near my next dose time but that is definitely no where near a painful as it was a few days ago. I have my post-op appointment bright and early tomorrow so when my husband gets home tonight, I'm going to attempt to bathe myself. I haven't bathed since the day of my surgery and am feeling quite funky. This is going to be quite the ordeal since the shower is upstairs. I have my shower chair and the drive, it'll get done, lol.
Bathing is good! LOL It will feel sooo good to take a bath. I wish I was past the bath stage though, I can't wait to take a shower. My Doc don't want me to "soak" my foot until all the scabbing falls off "On It's Own". He described "soak" as I can put my foot under water for 10 - 15 seconds, so no showering yet, but I'm almost there!!l Hope all goes well at the visit tomorrow. Keep us posted.