Congrats... Right, the recovery begins. Just take it easy and slowly and everything will fall into place. I am beginning my ninth week. Can hardly believe that the doctor said I could stand on 2 feet with 30 pounds of pressure on my surgery foot. Of course in the boot. It feels wonderful to be upright.
For the next few weeks you will have a routine down pat. Don't push yourself. Now that the surgery part is over you can relax. Be sure to keep us all posted. Do they have you sleeping with your footway up? FYI.... I ended up with a catheter for a whole week after I came home. It's the narcotics that prevent your insides to function well. Things are asleep. I hope things are working for you.
Ddill, so good to hear from you and to hear you're doing well. Take it easy, I think you're doing great so soon after surgery. I hear you about your hubby. I know my recovery wouldn't have gone so well, of not for all the support from my hubby.
Finally.....the stool softener finally worked this morning. I've taken three over the past five days.
As I said, my hubby has been terrific but now he won't let me do anything w/o his assistance and I think I am capable of using the walker to get from a chair to the dining room table by myself. Am I rushing things or should I be able to get from one chair to another (using a walker) by myself?
You are doing great. Yes, I would think you can move around a bit. I'm sure your husband can supervise that you are steady. My house is all on one floor. And I have Hardwood floors. I'm not sure how difficult it is to maneuver in your own house. But getting from one chair to another should be okay. At the beginning I had difficulty getting out of chairs that were pretty low. Like a club chair in my den. Even though it was comfortable while I was there I had difficulty getting up. Frankly even now I need help to get up from something low. That's why I got the toilet seat. Ha ha. At least we can do that on our own. Continue the good work. Sleep well rest well and heal well.
They wrapped up my leg with what I would call ace bandaging and taped it close. Moving around in bed has loosened the bandaging. We retaped it but it is still loose. My husband does not want to over tape it cause it won't breathe. anyone else with this problem? I also feel like the cotton around my heel is all bunched up.
I would call the doctor about the bandaging. And especially about the cotton being bunched up around the bottom. That could get very annoying and start to cause a little bit of a blister. So if the doctor talk to you you'll feel a whole lot better about that.