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It's a sickness

I wish I could weigh myself properly. I know I'm gaining, but I keep wanting, nay, needing chocolate and other things bad for me. Stupid food cravings.

Last night was the first really bad night since the surgery. I woke up around midnight IN PAIN - really, uncomfortable, can't-get-back-to-sleep, PAIN. I stumbled out of bed and took a couple of Percocet and managed to get back to sleep eventually, but I'm still getting twinges now. I have the TENS unit on and I'll take Lortab when I get to work. I had my first post-op doctor's appointment to change the dressings, and boy, is this foot ugly. I'll be happy when it's done, though. The bone is healing nice and straight and the doc seemed pleased. Sadly, I did tell them I haven't been in much pain so I didn't get a new prescription. I hope this settles down here shortly. I really don't know what changed (besides the bandages).

First day of work was not too bad; I did have the happy, joyous sensation of "wow, they really, really need me!" upon returning. Of course, that does mean right off, back to overtime.

So off to work I go.

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cornerofmadness
Sep. 5th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
you may have just been too active. Are you changingyour own bandages, if so I can tell you what to look for. If the pain continues to increase call his office
wildrider
Sep. 6th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
No, he changed 'em - they changed the dressings and did x-rays yesterday; he seemed to feel it was doing well. The sutures come out next month.

What it feels like is the skin is pulling, across the top of the foot, which in turn makes the bottom hurt. Probably have been too active. I came home and just crashed this afternoon.
cornerofmadness
Sep. 6th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
next month? wow, that's a long time on sutures.

well the most likely cause of the pain is being overactive (my broken toes reminded me ethat a certain yoga move was too ambitious)
wildrider
Sep. 7th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
Oops, that should have read next WEEK... Tuesday, to be exact. *g*

Yeah; yesterday I went to bed at 8:30 and slept like a stone; feeling MUCH better today.

cornerofmadness
Sep. 7th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
oh thank god. I was like, man, a month? she's seeing a quack. How do I say that nicely!

oh good. The real worry with suddenly increasing pain is infection but since you were talking about how active you were that's the first thing to m ind, you overdid it
wildrider
Sep. 7th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
LOL! Nope, just me typing responses without proofing myself.

Today much better, I'm TRYING to keep still (or more still, anyway).

cornerofmadness
Sep. 7th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
that's good
ljs
Sep. 5th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
[hugs for PAIN]
wildrider
Sep. 6th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
[hug back]
sillymagpie
Sep. 5th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Probably the pain was from the activity at work. ((hugs)) You can always call in and ask for a prescription.
wildrider
Sep. 6th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Probably right. I shall do that, I think, if I run out of Lortab completely.

typographer
Sep. 5th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
Call in and ask for a refill.

I suspect it's the activity of going to the doctor and going back to work. Sending good vibes your way.
wildrider
Sep. 6th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Thanks!
nutmeg3
Sep. 7th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Owowow! If the foot keeps hurting, can you call and get a new Rx?
wildrider
Sep. 7th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
I called today and was told to just call the pharmacy for a refill, and the pharmacy would contact the doctor for authorization, so that's why I did. I assume it will be okay by the doc and so the prescription will be ready on Saturday (48 hours - had I known, I would have called sooner).
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