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Old 02-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #61
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

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.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

The spinal was ok. at first I was reluctant but it was fine, no problem. I'm on my third stool softener with no results yet....but no problem peeing every half hour.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

It took about two days for my stool softner to work
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

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.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

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?

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

I am doing quite well without pain meds, taking only 1 a day (bedtime). Although the pain isn't bad, my foot and toes still tingle. Is this normal?

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

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.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

I wish I could only take one pain pill but, i have such a low tolerance for pain. I'm glad to hear your doing so well. Keep us posted on how things come along.
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

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.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

My cotton got messed up on my heel too...it bothered me. I didnt have an issue with the ace bandage moving though. You can tighten it more, you will know if its too tight.
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

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.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

Dang, ddill! You are amazing! Surgery last week and down to one med at night...I feel like such a wuss...I went at least 10 days around the clock. Goodonya, girl.

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

Today was not a great day. Took Tylenol and finally had to take a half Percocet. Now I have the ice boot back on it but it is very uncomfortable inside.

Question- my husband is yelling at me for putting my foot down (resting it on floor). As I am not putting any weight on it is this ok or should I not even rest it on floor?

 
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Re: PTTD Surgery Done - Recovery Begins

No don't put your foot down! For two weeks its suppose to be above your heart. It can make the swelling worse. Husband is right on this one. Eat any of your cookies yet?
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OK, I will tell him that he is right and I am wrong and I will raise it off the floor.

Question: My foot tingles. Feels like pins and needles when it falls asleep. Is this normal? Has been like this ever since the surgery. It is beginning to concern me.

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