One more setback!
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
It can be so frustrating.
I had surgery on my foot on December 6. It was planned and I kind of knew what to expect. The worst was the first 2 days after surgery. I couldn't even walk to the bathroom with assistance. The reason was I had a nerve block for surgery and so I couldn't put that foot down until it wore off. I had balance issues and crutches were not steady enough. I dealt with that along with opioid painkillers. I have had to wear this boot since then and I wasn't supposed to bend my foot and toes. So it was an unusual walk and I'm a walker.
I like to walk each morning. Mentality, I'm ready to get out and do huff and puff walk. So I consoled myself with a slow walk to the grocery store (its a very short distance) and walk around the house when I was on the phone.
The problem is, I walk a little lopsided with this boot. I'm thankful that I lost 80 pounds so I don't have that on top of it. I got the pin out a week ago but I still wear the boot for another 4 weeks. I walk almost normal now. At this point, I'm feeling close to being able to get out really walking.
Then Saturday, I get this pain in my hip (opposite side as foot with surgery) that made it difficult to walk. By Sunday, if I could stand up with no pain, I could walk up to 20 steps (distance between my couch and bathroom) with little or no pain. After that, it was so painful, it brought tears. That was the last day I was able to cook and it brought tears. My husband brought my breakfast (he even finished my breakfast) because I hurt so bad, it was all I could do to get to the couch without carrying something.
I'm tired of his "cooking"! He does good with breakfast and lunch, because I've always kept them simple. But dinner, he either opens a can of soup or something, or calls our local mom & pop restaurant and order carryout. I can't do anything.
Yesterday, I saw a doctor at the Bone & Joint. It was as I thought. Sciatic nerve is the culprit. I'm scheduled for PT to start at the earliest time. Thursday of next week. Ugh! Too many people slipped on ice and clogged up the PT department.
I feel like its a big setback. I can't do anything now. I'm totally dependant on my husband. Over all, he's been great. He never complains about being my "go for". I told him the other day "Its nice to have a maid" He laughed. But he knows how much I hate this! Its so frustrating!
What's going to happen next?
If possible, I'm having the other foot done in March.