Week after foot surgery update

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Worthit
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   Posted 3/21/2013 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
  Just wanted to let everyone that chatted with me know that the surgery went well. Dr. told me that he was sure that he's fixed everything and shouldn't have to operate a second time like he had believed he would all along.
  I was in hell when I came out of it for the first couple hours. I done pretty good first few days considering but now the muscle spasms have made up for the lost time. I wonder if the meds had anything to do with keeping them at bay for a few days? I had a nerve block behind my knee which stayed for 2days!!!
  Of course Dr. had to give me bad news that instead of being in cast " absolute no pressure" for 2mth he told me its now 2-1/2mth!!! I'm not mentally prepared for this at all.
  Thanks for reading and helping!

Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/21/2013 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad the surgery went well -- hang in there, 10 wks will be over in no time!
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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 3/21/2013 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear the surgery went well. Like Lynnwood said the time will go by before you know it. I hope he can get you something for the muscle spasms. I get them in my back and I know they hurt like the dickens.

Feel better soon.

Hugs,
Barbara

couchtater
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   Posted 3/21/2013 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad everything went well.
Did the doctor order a different form of transportation for you?
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Worthit
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   Posted 3/22/2013 1:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies! Barbara sorry you have spasms too! I have Zanaflex and Flexeril for the spasms which do help but rather not be on anything. I probably shouldn't wait till they get bad before I take them. Joy, I have gotten myself a used Medline knee walker to help scoot myself around the house but it's too wide to get into the bathroom so I still use crutches. I know everyone always say that it will be over before you know it and I say that too. Its just something tough to deal with. Everyone on HW knows how pain is like a time machine "it slows time down!"
I have the same thing to go thru with my other foot. ;-) I don't know when/if I will have the strength for it?
Thanks guys!!!
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/22/2013 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't worry about the other foot right now, try to stay in the present, thinking about how you can help yourself today. Try to stay still like the Dr ordered, TV and reading can be therapeutic right now. Also make sure you are eating fairly healthy and taking a good multivitamin -- helps heal faster.

Best wishes
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