Thank you so much for your prayers, good wishes, kind comments. They are very much appreciated.
It would appear, thank God, that everything went just fine. Even the day of surgery, I felt no more pain in the ball of my foot. I'm ecstatic. The top of the foot, where the incision and packing are, is tender and I must wear a surgical shoe at all times, but it's little more than discomfort. I'm sure the Percocet is helping. I must keep my foot elevated, so that will limit my time on the computer for awhile. There's absolutely no pain when I'm off my feet and they're elevated. I'm even walking short distances without my walker, but I'm not stupid enough to push the envelope. With pain killers, I don't trust my balance. I won't be allowed to drive for several weeks because it's my right [driving] foot.
Again - THANK YOU. I need to write lots of thank-you notes, but please be patient with me. Judi has been my "voice" for years - special thanks to her for posting in my behalf.
PS - yes, the furry one has been plastered by my side.
Make sure you sit comfortable with your foot elevated and a glass of something nice in your hand (maybe not too strong as long as you are on painkillers... :whistle while reading a book and giving Pucci scritches!
Prayers that your foot will heal quickly and without any issues!
Again, my sincere thanks. The reason my doctors feel the foot will take awhile to heal is because I've had issues with edema ever since my knee replacements. Joint replacements can be a cause of edema/lymphedema and the latter can slow down healing. I'm very pleased with my pain level and, for once, I'm following doctors' orders about not sitting at the computer. I do have a laptop that I'll start using, but the pain meds are making me tired. I'm keeping up with important business matters, of course, but am taking it slowly with others.
Yes, Pucci is plastered - literally plastered - by my side. It's amazing how he senses to keep several paces behind me when I'm using my walker and healing from surgery!
I am glad that you are doing well and following orders. Was this a Morton's Neuroma? If so, I had one removed about 30 yrs. ago. I know it will be a relief to no longer have the pain in the ball of your foot. I remember the pain well.
Pat - no it wasn't. In December 2005, I had surgery on the same foot for a displaced joint where the toe and ball of the foot meet. A screw was placed in there. The problem areas now were Metatarsal 2 and 3. Dislocations again, but the doctor believes the screw was creating issues, too. The screw was removed now.
I had my first post-op examination today - all the packings were removed and the foot re-bandaged. I have two rather long incisions. Everything looks satisfactory. He didn't put as many packings on the top of the foot today when he re-bandaged. He also recommended against my walking around the supermarket to do my shopping after I left his office (of course, my friend is doing all the driving). So...I walked around the supermarket against instructions. Can you say YEEEOOOWWWW? The painkiller hasn't killed all the pain. I got my lesson in spades. I'll be off my feet tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday... The bottom of the foot doesn't hurt - it's the top.
I'll play doctor/nurse tomorrow and add more packings to the foot....
Sounds like a nightmare to me. Why in the world would you walk all over the supermarket, when the doc specifically told you not to do it??????????? Get that foot healed......we have some cruises coming up!
:madd: QUACK :madd:!! Mama Duck !!! What were you thinking? Were you thinking? Come on, dag nab it. You know better. If there is something really dumb that has to be done ... well, ... that's what we have a GloBug for ... !
I imagine others with pain can relate to this, but when you suddenly feel on top of the world, you feel like you've been released from captivity. Then comes the reality check for having overstepped your limits. With the proverbial tail between my legs, I learned my lesson. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
Oh Mary Ann that is soooo much more than a M. N. !!!! I am so glad that all is going well.....but also glad to hear that you are NOW going to follow orders. You are right......if you put your hand into a flame and get burned, you don't do THAT again. Same with walking against orders. BAD GIRL!!!!!!! But, you are paying for it. I also know you have learned from it. HUGS!!!!!!!
Since the surgery was on my right foot, I'm not allowed to drive...so my poor friend, Jean, is once again helping out. I HAD to do my grocery shopping - it was a lot faster doing it myself than writing a list then telling Jean where to go find things, etc., etc. That's my excuse...and I'm sticking to it.
I did put extra packings atop my foot and re-tape it, so the foot isn't barking as much. Percocet is helping, too..........