Re: 2 weeks post Brostrom, going well
Yay! I'm so glad you are doing so well! Glad your pain is down and you aren't requiring pain meds too often. I completely understand about the muscle aches from laying around. Several of us had those and we also experienced spasms of our surgical ankles. Mine would twitch and jump on its own! That would make it hurt!!! Glad you got out and went to dinner and movie. Hopefully you were able to put it up on the seat in front of you in the theater? That's what I did. I went to a good number of movies while in a cast and NWB (which was 6 weeks for both for me) because it was about as long as I could go to eat and see a movie before I was exhausted and needing to lay down and elevate and ice. I'd make sure to go at non peak times to be able to prop my cast up on the seat in front of me! If you are feeling this good and aren't getting too tired, you should do ok at work. Is there a way you could make the first day back a test day so if you do get too tired or are in pain, you can go home take meds? Obviously you can't take them when driving yourself to ad from work or at your job. Just don't want you to get in a situation where you become exhausted or are in too much pain and can't do anything about it! Horrible feeling! Glad you are doing well!!
Brostrom-Gould, repair retinaculum, peroneus longus tendon repair, fibular groove deepening for peroneal tendon subluxation- 2/22/12
-Modified Brostrom (failed)- 8/15/01"]