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Old 01-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #46
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

Ladies, we all get tired of the same old boring story whe someone asks "what happened to your leg?". Soooooo,,,,,my story has been this....feel free to borrow! I tell them visited a Harley Davidson dealership and asked to test drive a motorcycle and ended up having a wreck, messing up my ankle!! The look on faces is just priceless!! Of course, once they compose themselves, I tell the the real story, just a boring ankle surgery!! I did take pre-op pics of my ankle and have been taking a pic each week, to mark progress. I think it helps us to remember how far we've come, when we don't thi k we're making progress. it's helped me.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:37 AM   #48
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

Any other fresh ideas that I could use? I'm not clever,

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

So I am so sorry for being absent from the boards for so long and I am so out of the loop. Is your surgery this week Ddill or have you had it already? I wish you the very best.

Cinder- glad you appear to be progressing well.

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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

Yes,,,,,another response to "what happened to your foot?". Since my hubby is always with me, I tell them that I told hubby if he didn't move fast enough, next time they'd have to surgically remove my foot from his rear. Well, he didn't move quick enough, so here I am!! LOL

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

Surgery is tomorrow at 12:15

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

I will be thinking of you ddill! Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery! I look forward to hearing from you afterwards that you're all done and doing well!
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

How did you do? Thinking of you.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

Yes how are you doing? Please update us as soon as you're able!
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

All went very smoothly. Once the waiting was over and time to get ready the anxiety left and I was fine. Like everyone else they gave me a nerve block, then a spinal and then I was out of surgery and in post-op. That nerve block is so strange! I couldn't tell if anyone was touching my toes.

The only problem I had was that I was very thirsty and drank LOTS of water and then I couldn't pee. They ended up putting a catheter in and after that I was ok. Came home after lunch and it feels good to be in my own bed.

Tried crutches but was not very steady. Got a walker instead. Finding it difficult to get out of chairs, etc. but we are managing. Don't know what I would do w/o my hubby who has been at my side all the time. almost fell but he caught me.

Haven't taken any Percocet since last night and then I've only taken one at a time.

I'm pleased with my progress so far. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

Glad to hear that everything went well!!! You will find your strength improves as time passes -- I can do things now at 2+ weeks that I didnt think were possible a week or two ago. At this point, I manage things like showers, breakfast, lunch independently, but I'm not much help yet with things like cooking dinners, dishes, laundry, etc. Starting tomorrow, I'm on my own during the daytime hours so I think I'll try to do more. Maybe I'll empty the dishwasher or something useful like that, lol.
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

congrats ddill good to hear its going well for you hope it keeps going well all the best with it.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

You got a spinal? How was that? How are you feeling?

Did you stay a day? I always pee too much, I swear the pre op nurses look at me funny cause like everything 15 mins I'm going to pee. Its just cause I'm nervous haha
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

I just took a shower! Put cast cover on leg then used walker to get in and sat down. Used the hand held shower head and it felt soooo good.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

So glad things went well. Taking the first shower makes all the difference. I felt human again once I got mine!
Happy recovery!
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