Glad things went okay. I was wondering about you and figured you were recuperating. Do your best to stay on top of the pain though and keep things elevated to keep the swelling down. I bought a really nice teak wood adjustable shower bench with arms which has been a godsend. Your brave. The last thing I was thinking about in the days following my surgerey was a shower. I took mini sponge bath in my sink while seated on my walker seat. Just being up was tiring. These days I still take sponge baths but in my tub. Hate getting sprayed with water in my shower and don't have a handheld shower head.
The first time I had ankle surgery I just sat in the tub and let the shower spray down on me from the opposite end, then to wash my hair I flipped around and used the water from the faucet in the tub.
This last time, I used a small plastic stool and a hand-held attachment. This was a much nicer solution, although I got cold because the water wasn't spraying continuously. The attachment I used was actually the one I bought to give my dog a bath. It's got a little connecter piece that goes in behind the showerhead, then you can very easily attach or detach the handheld portion when you need it.
my fiance bought a hand held shower thingy...and its a wonderful invention! I think mini sponge baths and dry shampoo will be the solution for the next couple of days! i get really nauseas and upset stomach and cant hold anything down. What should I do? I eat crackers and drink lil sips of water and powerade but nothing works...im a little frustrated with the pain and and everything.
Call your doctor! There are all kinds of anti-nausea meds that they can prescribe, and they are very effective. There's no reason to be miserable when relief is available. My doctor actually wrote me a prescription for anti-nausea meds right along with my pain pill prescription. Fortunately I didn't need them, but I had them available if I did.
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I just wanted to see how you were doing. I am on day two after my surgery and I understand the pain. I keep it elevated and iced and on top of my pain pills but still have a good bit of pain. I hope this starts to fade as time passes. Did you get your nausea undercontrol?
My doctor gave me phinagren (I'm a bad speller sober, even worse when I am druged ) so I haven't had any issue with nausea. I just take it right along with my percocet and have not issues.
Do you have a plaster cast yet? If so how are dealing with the ice. I am having a hard time figureing out how to get the ice effect past my splint and ace bandages that is wrapped around my leg and ankle.