Hi Terri and Barb, thanks for replying. I try to keep myself very busy, but it is hard. I am dealing with the chest pain, but the foot pain is very hard to deal with. I can't see a podiatrist till the 14 of March about it. I did call his nurse though and she told me that it sounded like I had two problems. Yipee! Just what I wanted to hear, right.
Anyway, she said it sounds like I have bone spurs and a pinched nerve. She gave me some exercises to do, (which I was already doing because of the surgery) but also take a coke bottle with frozen ice and roll my foot on it. I do that and oh golly does it ever hurt. I think though the spurs have left, but not the other. My foot is constantly burning and in pain. I can't hardly walk on it, and it doesn't matter if I have my foot propped up or on the floor, it hurts. It wakes me up in the middle of the night several times, and that can't be good on the heart. If it hurts real bad I walk with a cane.
But one question I have about the heart is: I know they had to cut the chest bone to do the surgery. My surgery was on January 10th, so how much longer is this soreness going to be here? It is almost 7 weeks now. I feel like I have a heavy metal plate right in the middle of my chest. It is sore to the touch. Also, did all of you have dry skin? My skin is so dry, when I change clothes the flakes just fall off. My hubby says I should be able to swim like a fish. hehehehee They won't let me take a bath yet, so I can't soak in baby oil like I usually do in the winter. My hubby does rub me down with it though. It is very difficult to know what is normal and what is not. I finally went and cut my hair and got it washed at the beauty shop, so now it easy to take care of. I also lost 20 pounds during the surgery. They must have cut off some fat. hehehehe I did come out with a good sense of humor though. hehehehe My friends say it is much better.hehehehe All of the incisions have healed up really well and not much scarring.
Another question, when you wake up of a morning or from a nap, is your chest really hurting? Mine does. It is all I can do to raise up.
Well I guess I had better go so you all can come back and talk to me.
Have a nice day.