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
24 hours down! Last night was pretty bad, but for those who haven't done this yet, I am confident that you too can handle it with the help of pain killers and a loving helper. For me, the plantar fascia release is generating the most discomfort, followed by the calcaneal osteotomy/slide. Right now I am at maybe a 2 on the pain scale, after surfing along 9-10 through substantial chunks of last night. I *may* have taken an extra oxy or two overnight, lol.
48 hours behind me! I may venture to take a shower today -- such lofty goals, lol. The fuzziness from the general anesthesia is lifting. I don't feel like the hospital warned me enough how much that could/would effect me. Feeling good now, ice machine is fabulous, as is the knee scooter. Take care, everyone!!
Good to hear all is going well for you pescav! Gives me hope for whenever i can get mine fixed after my end of Febuary appointment Only unforrtunate thing is i have no health insurance and not worth looking at it now as i dont want want to wait that long so hopefully we will be able to get in with my ortho if he does public ops! Am hoping so since he works at our public hospital etc too otherwise i will just have to hope i can get a bank loan when i dont have work etc guess we shall see when the time comes glad to hear its all going well though for you!