Back from Dr. Deland just hours ago. First post op appt. I now have a fiberglass cast.... Pink. Some stitches out, as well as staples. Foot looks ok.. Swollen cut up, and misshapen. New cast is lighter... And quite snug. A very long day. Left home here in Ct at 8:30 and arrived back at 6 pm. So... 2 weeks down!
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Hi Phyllis! You must be totally worn out. What a LONNNNNg day! Glad you got a cast today, pink was my first choice, but my dr was out of pink and purple. Cast will hopefully loosen up once you can get properly elevated. Hope you can rest comfortably tonite and take it easy tomorrow. Jeanne
I'm still at HSS but hoping to go home tomorrow.
I definitely have has some moments where I just broke down and cried. I do t think it was from pain, which is managed nicely. Perhaps it was just my wanting to get home.
Dr. D's Fellow came and told me what I had done. There was a lot more that I will post after I get a copy. Evidently there was more wrong with my foot them we knew.
I've made my post op appt for Jan 2. I'm going to have to start thinking about cast colors. A good diversion....
Congrats! You'll do fine. Those first 2 weeks are hard. Now I'm a vet... Lighter cast, snug, and feeling positive. My foot did not scare me and Rodney, the cast tech was great a long day, but feeling hopeful. Hope your drive home will be ok. Be sure to pp before, rest across the back seat. How is hubby? Mine's a saint. A few meltdowns here too. You're gonna be fine.
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I did the same thing dancer. I had a breakdown my second day at the hospital. Not because of pain but because I was frustrated and wanted to go home. I was struggling to do the stairs for pt because I kept almost passing out. I didn't even make it down the hall. They had to pin me against the wall to keep me from falling over until they got a wheelchair. I never did it but they released me because my brother was with me and is an RN. My pain was managed at that time
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Welcome home, Desiree! Glad the trip home wasn't too hard for you. Good to hear you're able to control the pain with Norco. Just try to relax and recover. I know uou're glad to just be home!! Stay well and look forward to hearing from you. Jeanne
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Ex Dancer, I used the same surgeon as you did 2 1/2 years ago. I am very satisfied with my outcome. Expect your mood to be all over the place for awhile and even though it is a long frustrating recovery when all is said and done, you will have your life back
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Roxygirl..... I am 2 weeks post w Dr. Deland. Next appt is 5 weeks. Still on meds, foot in air. How soon before you felt better? Like an outside car ride or trip? Did you use knee scooter in house? It's a life saver. Thanks.
Hey Desiree! So glad you made it home safe and sound. Aren't you glad the surgery is over without having to agonize for months? I've read up some on your Dr. and he certainly sounds like one of the best.
Get lots of rest, stay up on your meds and give us all the gory details when you feel up to it.
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Hi exdancer, yes, now 2 weeks post. Hip graft was done sutures came out on Thurs, and site is still a bit sore, but improving. New cast is lighter, and narcs are diminishing. A long day in NYC Thurs, and next appt in 5 weeks. Monday will be one week for you. Hang on. It gets better, but it is a long haul.
[QUOTE=Pesher;5107816]Roxygirl..... I am 2 weeks post w Dr. Deland. Next appt is 5 weeks. Still on meds, foot in air. How soon before you felt better? Two weeks is very early in the recovery process. I used the knee scooter and also a two wheeled walker in the house. I spent the first few weeks downstairs on the pull out couch. At about seven or eight weeks, I started to feel somewhat human. We borrowed a friends wheel chair and about 5 weeks post op, my husband wheeled me to a bagel place a few blocks from my house. It made me feel human again. Like an outside car ride or trip? Did you use knee scooter in house? It's a life saver. Once I was weight bearing using a boot, I used even ups which helped to make the height of both feet similar and alleviated the strain on my back etc.
I am 6 weeks post op. I had my first PT session yesterday and I am pretty sore. Is this normal? It was alot of massaging for my swelling and also ultrasound therapy and electric stimulating therapy. I wonder if I could buy one for home....does anyone have one or recommends one??? I have a cold therapy machine which I LOVE! Definately a great investment!
I have to say that the fiber glass cast stage was great! It was SO light. I was in it for week 2 and week 3. At week 4, my doc gave me an option of another fiberglass cast or a boot....I chose the boot. Unfortunately, the boot wasn't/isnt comfortable for me. I feel like its just really heavy and bulky. It rubs on my incisions and at times I feel like my ankle "pops"because of its weight. Does anyone else hate their boot???
Anyways, I have to say that week 2 was a great time in recovery....definately a turning point in the recovery process.