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... I wouldn't ever consider doing this surgery with local anesthetics. That's a nightmare. I highly reccomend a knee walker. The recovery period for this surgery seems like forever and this tool will greatly increase your mobility and independance. ... (17 replies)
... home contract with my employer. I said that I felt that returning to work after only 2. ... (15 replies)
... n for yourself. Yep, sounds like the puppy needs to be in his kennel until you both get used to your situation. Since he's big,he can cause you pain, but more so after the cast comes off. There's not much that can get through that cast to hurt your ankle thankfully. ... (35 replies)

... en't had to do that. They gave me saltine crackers and diet coke right away, but my mouth was so dry from the anesthesia it was like eating cement. Took me about an hour to eat 5 saltine crackers between the dry mouth and the extremely altered taste! They had given me a lot of morphine in the OR so I wasn't hurting. ... (77 replies)
... My probelm ankle is my right foot so it also took a lot longer to begin driving again. I think I had to have someone drive me around for about 2 to 3 months after the surgery. ... (27 replies)
... You crack me up " and just think ... you were hoping before your surgery that they would keep you enough days in the hospital! does this fall under 'be careful what you wish for? ... (14 replies)
... That is a good sign that they are taking you off of the IV meds! Glad to hear you don't need another surgery to clean out the infection. ... (14 replies)
... If I can get to my computer I will post a note on how I am managing Post Op. Not looking forward to pain issues or being zoned out on pain meds...and hope the ice will provide some relief. I understand my surgeon puts the Ice Wrap around your ankle after the surgery under the splint... ... (11 replies)
... I was scared of a cast too. Although I was actually more scared of a boot because the boot I was in years ago after my injury was so incredibly uncomfortable. ... (27 replies)
... ven rationalize the fear. When I first started having difficulty walking and went to the Ortho he wanted to put me in a cast right then and there. I begged for an alternative and was subsequently put in a Cam boot. I swear I wore that thing religiously just to keep out of a cast. ... (27 replies)
Ankle Halo
Jan 13, 2015
... hoping you are resting comfortably and that your surgery was smooth sailing! ... (79 replies)
... y and finally looked the calender one day and I just knew I shouldn't be hobbling around months later and something needed to be done. There is always risk with surgery though. Imagine people that have to make these decisions with the neck or back, which could put you in a wheelchair. ... (13 replies)
... I have been in your exact same position. I am a teen and just got ankle arthroscopy 6 weeks ago. Although I also had the brostrom procedure at the same time I still know a lot about the scope. ... (3 replies)
... If I had a desk job, and avoided recreational exercise I might have been able to cheat and get by with over the counter meds once in a while. That part is scary thinking back. I hated the aches and pains for sure, but I would have thought it would be more painfull. ... (6 replies)
... Honestly I just need to stick to my dr's program. I'm at a big hospital with one of the top orthopedics departments in the country and he's one of the biggest ankle specialists. He does this surgery a LOT. ... (9 replies)
... I was pretty much off pain meds when I got the bad cast. ... (9 replies)
... a Pain Management Clinic. ... (22 replies)
... All great tips. The one thing that I found I needed after surgery was to have on hand, stool softeners. Narcotics can play havoc on your system and it may take a few days to realize that constipation may set in. ... (35 replies)
... Sorry no response yet for you. I've had one ankle surgery and six spine surgeries over the past 6 years. My ankle surgery was far more simple than the one you're having, so hopefully someone else who has had more extensive ankle surgeries will chime in also. ... (15 replies)
... General is the best option, but there is also an epidural and they kind of knock you out anyway. ... (35 replies)

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