Hi all, block wore off around 2 this afternoon -- that was fun. It was strange, I could feel different areas awaken sequentially, no doubt in the same order that the doc performed them -- extra local anthesia??? Taking oxycodone, vistaril, and Tylenol every 2 hours, pain and ache but not enough to bring tears to my eyes or anything, at least not in a sustained way. There are some serious breakthroughs now and again -- I am trying to simply not move. Sleeping tons, eating lightly and even made it to the bathroom without falling over or hurting myself! I am very glad this is behind me now. :-). This board really prepared me for what to expect, thank you all.
The following user gives a hug of support to PesCav: angelee43 (01-18-2013)
Glad you are doing well - try and stay ahead of the pain - it really helps.
I was in hospital 2 nights and the first night the nurse kept coming around to see if the block was wearing off and would touch all of my toes to see what I could feel so she could start the oral pain killers as it started to wear off. It's a very strange thing to be able to feel different parts of your foot/ankle and not others as it wears off
Get lots of sleep and rest
6 Oct '12: OCD talar, lat menis lesion, decomp ant ankle, osteotomy post proc talus, synovec post ankle, modified Brostrom-Gould, release PTT