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Finally feeling back amongst the living! I was able to get off the Percocet/vistaril combo at 1 week post op. Very happy about that.

My pain level has been ok since then. I'm still in the heavy surgical splint thing for 2 more days. I think the swelling has gone down a lot because it feels almost loose! Or maybe my calf muscle is already shrinking from lack of use, ugh :-(

Went out a little bit for the first time over the weekend. I don't have much pain (mostly in the heel incision stitches rubbing against the cast I think). But rolling around on my scooter seemed to make my foot fall asleep after a while. I thought it wouldn't be too bad, but after 2 hours I was ready to go home and elevate!

My husband went back to work today so it's my first day on my own. So far, so good. I've managed 2 loads of laundry and got the dogs out to the yard. The boredom is starting to creep in and I get a little overwhelmed thinking about 4 more weeks of non weight bearing. I'm hoping the numbness when on the scooter will gradually get better?

I'll be getting a boot on Wednesday, stitches removed and X-rays. I was hoping to get an ok to drive (it's my left foot) as my kids have lots of sports activities and I'm the chauffeur ;-) But, when I saw the doc for a quick check 4 days post op and asked about driving once I was off the meds he said no putting my foot on the floor. Any other left-footer able to start driving during the NWB period? I'm hoping that maybe after another 2 weeks I could maybe get away with it? I don't want to compromise recovery at all and I won't drive if I'm not allowed. But there are some things that will be really hard for me to get someone else to cover. I hate sitting here feeling helpless :-(

Happy healing to all!
Holly
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5/6/13: PTT repair, calcaneal osteotomy, lapidus, gastrocnemius recession, mystery cyst/blood clot removal





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