Since my surgery I’ve been propped up in my recliner, making sure to keep my foot and leg elevated. I have quickly come to realize that I take for granted the fact that I had two functioning legs and feet. In the days since my surgery I have mostly stayed in my recliner, only getting up to go use the bathroom.
Here’s a picture of my pretty pink cast the day after my surgery. I was still in the hospital at that time. The surgery was initially supposed to be an outpatient procedure but because of some issues during surgery my doctor decided to admit me.
I tried using crutches when I came home from the hospital but was very difficult. I was so unsteady and my crutches kept sliding on our hardwood floors. I guess cleaning my floors before surgery wasn’t such a great idea!
My parents had a walker from when they had knee replacement surgeries so my dad brought it for me to use. Using a walker is much easier than using crutches. I feel much more steady on my feet…or should I say my foot when I’m using the walker.
Need something to drink….ask someone to get it for me.
Need something to eat….ask someone to get it for me.
Need a wash cloth to wash my face…ask someone to get it for me.
Need the remote that fell in the floor….ask someone to get it for me.
For years I have taken pride in the fact that I am an independent person but I have quickly learned that no matter how independent you think you are, there are times when you still have to lay your pride aside and depend on someone else for help. The Bible says in Proverbs that “pride come before destruction” or you may have heard the saying “pride comes before a fall”. I literally have had to lay aside my pride so that I won’t fall!
In the next couple of weeks, when I dig out of the fog of anesthesia and pain medication, I will be sharing more with you about my recovery and what you can expect if you were to have a plantar fasciotomy or other surgeries on your foot or leg. For now though I must sign off, it’s time for another nap with my doggie!