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.
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
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.
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.
__________________ 1/18/13: PTT transfer, peroneal longus to brevis tendon transfer, calcaneal osteotomy with medial slide, plantar fascia release
9/11/13: 4 toe fusions