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Old 09-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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Surgery today 9/25

Surgery day is finally here! I've been up at 2am the last 3 nights but hopefully I'll be so tired it will help me to sleep afterward. Having 4 procedures this afternoon (spring ligament repair, FDL transfer, heel slide and Achilles lengthening). I hope to get out tonight and on the way home tomorrow (6 hr drive) before the nerve block wears off!
Sorry to ramble...thought I'd sleep more tonight cuz we stayed up late for Monday Night Football...that was one crazy game!
Thanks for all the support the last few weeks.
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

good luck Ginger w/ your surgery! Cathy

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:53 AM   #3
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Thanks, Cathy. It's so crazy to hear city sounds this morning. I feel like quite the country mouse.

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Good luck!

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Best of luck with your surgery, and hope your recovery is smooth!

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Hope it all went well friend!

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Best wishes for your surgery, and a big hug as well!

Be sure on your 6 hour trip home that you keep your ankle elevated and iced as much as possible so you aren't ready for the mental institution when you get home.

Let us know how you're progressing!

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

All went well. Back at hotel and plan to leave as early as possible tomorrow to beat DC traffic and end of nerve block. Thanks for all the good wishes. Will post tomorrow when home. Surgery was only 2hrs.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:51 PM   #9
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Make sure you keep up your pain meds and try to rest. The worst is over and you are joining the post op club. Welcome! Paula

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Glad to hear everything went okay Ginger! Ice and elevation is oh so important. Definitely don't want to miss any pain meds for the first week or so. Take it easy!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:13 AM   #11
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

My friend didn't sleep well last night so we are leaving a few hours later...but I could feel the nerve block starting to wear off around 2am...it's now 6am....Yowza!!

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Also, can wiggle toes some, but should I not? Does it disturb the tendons?

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Sorry you didnt sleep well. Are you keeping up the pain meds? I know my nerve block hadnt worn off but they told me to take them every 3 hours. I wiggled my toes all the time. I was happy that I finally could move them. No one told me not to and when they put my cast on I told them I was doing it and the assistant didnt say anything. Lets hope it didnt damage anything. Now that I have the boot I can only wiggle them when the boot is off. I do miss the cast. It was smaller and lighter than the boot and my toes were free. The only benefit is showereing and keeping up with hygiene. I guess I am older than most of you ladies (post menopausal) because even though I shave regularly I did not grow a jungle. I have never had furry legs thank God. I only get stubble. I did lose muscle butnot too much shriveling and my summer tan still looks good on both legs. God I miss summer already! Take good care and take your meds.

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Like Prico said--really keep up with your pain meds for the first week or 2. When my nerve block wore off, it was one of the worst pains I had ever experienced. By keeping on a regular schedule (even at night, wake up to take them!) it made it better. Even if you don't feel like you need them at that moment, take it, because its hard once you get off schedule. After the first week, you can start to taper back if you feel like you can, but other that that...as often as possible!

As for toes, with my surgery, I couldn't wiggle them for a while afterwards. I can now, and do it often. Sometimes it feels good, other times it causes more pain. I don't think you can mess anything up (but I'm not a doctor!). My doc has me wiggle my toes now as a gauge of how I'm healing.

Good luck on your trip home! I had a 6 hour drive after my initial injury...elevation!!! So important.

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Sorry to hear you're in pain. That's the worst part. I wiggled my toes all the time but I did not have any ligament work or anything like that. I still have a lot of nerve damage in my fourth toe on that foot. It tingles all the time. It was very sensitive to touch at first. I was fortunate and only had about a 25 minute drive home but I took extra pillows and packed them in around my foot to keep it from moving and had it propped up. I was still very loopy on the meds and had a hard time crutching into the house. Sit back and relax and try to sleep through the trip.
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