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Old 12-13-2016, 01:38 PM   #31
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AJ hope you have a quick recovery! Hope everything goes well with your surgery. I'm in Sacramento area if you're ever in that area and need anything.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:27 AM   #32
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Well, surgery round 1 done. Apparently there was a fair bit of damage to the soft tissue, so I woke up to an erector set on my leg. Not what I was hoping for.





The plan as of right now is that I will have this for a couple weeks, then will go in for round 2, when they can, hopefully, plate the end of the tibia and remove the ex-fix. Just need the soft tissue to repair in that time, so that's the big question mark right now.

Otherwise, I'm not feeling too horrible - obviously a little sore, but now that i'm home and on a med routine again it's manageable. Biggest issue is that this thing is just obnoxious. I have, literally, 3 pieces of clothing I can fit over it, other than skirts, which aren't much of an option since I can't get anything else over the damn thing.

Not sure what cocktail they used for anesthesia, but whatever it was did not agree with me. That was by far the hardest it has been for me to get out of it, and the worst I've felt after it.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:34 AM   #33
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Heel up and do what the doctors tell you to do and things should go the way they predict.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:55 AM   #34
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<snip> ...this thing is just obnoxious.
....ohhhhh ahhhh...OUCH! Your right, sure looks like hell eh' ? I've broken a dozen+ bones over the years, but never had one of those! I must have been lucky =shiver.

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Not sure what cocktail they used for anesthesia, but whatever it was did not agree with me. That was by far the hardest it has been for me to get out of it, and the worst I've felt after it.
Don't be shy, call them & see if some other cocktail might work for you. My experience is they are typically slow to respond. You said they doing great; your med carrier sounds awesome. You should be feeling the most pain the next few days so have someone call if you need.

I volunteer if you don't have a helper; I can at least make calls for ya!
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:15 AM   #35
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holy moley that's way worse than what i had. i just wore a soft cast for a couple weeks until they could cut me open and put me back together with "deck screws and bailing wire."

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Old 12-15-2016, 11:16 AM   #36
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Did the specialist mention a widened mortise or which ligaments are involved, if any? My x-rays looked similar to yours, but I tore all the ligaments and that takes a long while to heal. I had a walking cast after 6 months to help transition off crutches. Hope you are dealing mostly with breaks and it all heals up well for you.
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Did the specialist mention a widened mortise or which ligaments are involved, if any? My x-rays looked similar to yours, but I tore all the ligaments and that takes a long while to heal. I had a walking cast after 6 months to help transition off crutches. Hope you are dealing mostly with breaks and it all heals up well for you.
I think it's mostly the cartilage in the ankle - mostly breaks, but the tib break damaged that. He didn't say anything about ligaments, so i think it's mostly just the ankle cartilage.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:30 AM   #38
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how ya feeling today??? Better/worse? Need anything?

BTW, the heater's fantastic! Thank you thank you thank you!
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:02 AM   #39
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how ya feeling today??? Better/worse? Need anything?
I'm actually feeling pretty good, just trying to reduce the swelling in my poor little foot that is not happy about being drug into this

Pain is well managed right now, I'll probably be ready to be a little more active in another day or so. Need to go into the office for a few hours on Monday, so that'll be a chance to get out for a bit. Starting to go a bit stir crazy from sitting around - I've been able to work, so not really mentally bored, just sick of sitting already
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:05 AM   #40
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Made it into the office for a few hours yesterday - I was actually pretty stoked to get out of the house for a bit, while I'm an introvert, there's a limit, and I've been feeling pretty secluded already It's pretty bad when you actually MISS going in to the office, even if my human interaction there is limited, I'm at least around other humans - not that my felines aren't loving having me around more

My leg on the other hand didn't seem to appreciate the going in as much as my mind did. No real increase in pain or anything, but the swelling in my poor widdle foot got bad again - thankfully went back to where it was (or even slightly better) overnight. It's still pretty swollen either way, but seems to finally be receding a bit. Two toes almost look normal again LOL.

It's actually kind of cute, the cats are definitely more "concerned" than normal, my boy 'kitten' especially...he's normally the most aloof of the group, but has been rather "protective" since I broke my leg - I've heard of other people who've had a cat act similar when they were injured bad...kind of interesting behavior that, from a scientific standpoint, I actually find rather fascinating.....this was him last night after I got home and settled in:

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Old 12-20-2016, 09:47 AM   #41
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Made it into the office for a few hours yesterday - I was actually pretty stoked to get out of the house for a bit, while I'm an introvert, there's a limit, and I've been feeling pretty secluded already It's pretty bad when you actually MISS going in to the office, even if my human interaction there is limited, I'm at least around other humans - not that my felines aren't loving having me around more

My leg on the other hand didn't seem to appreciate the going in as much as my mind did. No real increase in pain or anything, but the swelling in my poor widdle foot got bad again - thankfully went back to where it was (or even slightly better) overnight. It's still pretty swollen either way, but seems to finally be receding a bit. Two toes almost look normal again LOL.

It's actually kind of cute, the cats are definitely more "concerned" than normal, my boy 'kitten' especially...he's normally the most aloof of the group, but has been rather "protective" since I broke my leg - I've heard of other people who've had a cat act similar when they were injured bad...kind of interesting behavior that, from a scientific standpoint, I actually find rather fascinating.....this was him last night after I got home and settled in:
Wow I think I would have stayed home a bit longer; but lately I fully understand how you feel. Been kinda lonely around here. After a few weeks of attention everyone went back to their lives (old friends), & not hearing from them so I been calling THEM lately.

Last time I got hurt like that I was off f/2+ months. I finally went back to work (11 yr. job) before I was ready worried about me job. Wobbling/shaking on crutches (broken toes/foot, hand, ribs= pretty busted up @ speed f/race crash.) Found upon arrival I had been replaced; boss apologetic allright, but "I had to do something/you were hardest worker we had & we couldn't do anything w/o a person in that position."

Oh, so I had been replaced/laid off. I guess I understood his point, but after 11 years there I was still pretty miffed (they could have at least called.) Now I had to go back to job hunting & make a resume after so many years of hard work making a business fly....()

I hear ya on the cats; when I initially came back they ran from me. They honestly didn't know me at first. Finally the oldest (8yr old "Bandi"), came to me a cryin' & ah rubbin'. He figured it out quick. Now he won't leave my side; my constant companion now. He's blind but smells his way to me now matter where in the house I am. I think he's afraid I may go away again. Strange.

the younger one (1yr. old "Emma") was quite scared of me for several days. Eventually she came back to me & plopped right down on my (ouch) chest purring loudly. Finally figured it out eh'? I guess they thought I was gone forever after 8 weeks away in hospital/rehab. I'm glad they now know I'm back...

BTW, when you get to swelling/pain/puffing up, try a cold pack on that area for 10-15 minutes. Remove/warm up, then put it on again. Typically will remove worst of the pain, & reduce swelling. If you don't have an ice-pack, a freezer bag full of ice works too. Don't leave it on too long as there's a danger of frostbite. On off, on-off. Works for me...
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:20 AM   #42
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glad to hear you're doing well, furry companionship can be the best companionship

cabin fever was definitely one of the most mentally challenging parts of recovery for me too. basically under house arrest, tv and movies ain't gonna cut it for very long. i took up model making for a couple weeks, i was working on a tank and a plane to go with my model motorcycle and race cars (random, totally random haha). i drew in my journal, made up comic strips, doodled randomly and wrote all sorts of random crap just to pass the time. i tried to find anything i could to keep my hands/brain occupied and take a couple hours out of my day.

if you wanna try making a model plane (without having to buy all the little assembly bits, glue, paint, etc) i'll happily share my stuff with you. lmk

have you tried meditation? picking up an instrument?

also +1 on using ice packs regularly, helps manage swelling and pain. i'd wrapped my ankle in a light towel, pile ice packs all over, wrap up with ace bandage.... and basically fall asleep after 20 mins haha, i figured my body heat would warm up the ice packs eventually and the extra towel between the ice and my skin would prevent mild frostbite. not a medically approved method for sure haha

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Old 12-20-2016, 10:30 AM   #43
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Oh, ice and cold packs are a regular use item right now. I threw one on at work for the last hour or so I was at my desk which helped a bit. If I go in later this week I'll just start that a little earlier.

I can at least telecommute for work, so I'm able to stay relatively busy - at least mentally. But despite a desk job, this is really a lack of activity for me...got my dumbells out by the couch and have been doing some upper body and core stuff to keep that going. Leg raises and such even with the bad leg to avoid losing as much muscle as I possibly can. I know there will be rehab, but doing everything I can to make sure it's as little as possible (plus, keeps the blood moving). Gave things a few days after surgery to rest, but pretty much in the "need to move" mode again.

Just discovered that basic vacuuming isn't too horrible on crutches, so ran a vacuum over the big areas of my (very tiny) house. Not sure about mopping the floors though - the crutches are super sketch on damp, smooth surfaces, so I may need to leave that to the roomie - housekeepers are fucking ridiculous, I refuse to pay what they want for something I was doing in kindergarten....the cheapest I've seen so far they want $15/hour MORE than I earn at my job that required a degree and experience to get! F-THAT. I'll get creative...maybe take my rolling chair into the kitchen to mop LOL.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:41 PM   #44
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Funny how pets just know that we are not "okay." My last knee surgery was just a simple scope but Kota was just a puppy then and a complete lunatic. We were worried when I came home that she would jump and hurt me but she was so calm and gentle, which was her opposite temperment at that time.
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Old 12-29-2016, 04:14 PM   #45
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AJ,

I'm sorry to see this. I hope you are recovering and feeling better by now. You probably know this, but you can rent a little wheeled scooter to rest your knee on and scoot around when you get to that point. It is like a skateboard with a knee rest you can steer. My son had one and got so comfortable with it, he crashed it going around a corner too fast. Someone on Barf may have one you can borrow if you need it. Hang in there and take care of yourself. This will pass and soon you will be back on the track.
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