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Post Op Appointment

bubbadogbubbadog Posts: 5,852
edited 24. Jan 2017, 13:01 in Living with Arthritis archive
Sorry it's taken a few days to get back to you. Been feeling under the weather with pain. Had cast off and the consultant and nurse are a little concerned about red angry swelling on the bottom of my foot. It's very sore as well. The rest is generally looking good for on the recovery. Gonna need another 2 weeks rest with foot raised up to help with the swelling going down. Got to wear weird shoe for another 4 weeks. Gonna keep an eye on the painful swelling under my foot and if it gets even more painful will have to have it looked at again. Next appointment is mid February!! :bee:


  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,998 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Pretty good so far, then? Let's hope the swelling is just a pressure point or something equally self-limiting with care. Keep doing whatever you've been told to do. It seems to be working :D
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • bubbadogbubbadog Posts: 5,852
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you Sticky, I have been behaving, don't want to go backwards!! I have a reward to aim for, a holiday that we haven't booked yet as we don't want to hex it! But as long as I keep behaving and doing as the consultant says and keep it raised and try not to put weight on my big toe and metatarsal area (did it once on Saturday and knew about it!!) there is no reason I can't go away March time on Holiday. So that's my prize at the end of the tunnel!! :sun:
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Another holiday is an encouraging target and an excellent reward. I think it is far too easy for people to misunderstand how important rest can be, especially those who are very temporarily indisposed; luckily we all know better. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,940 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi bubba ..I hope the swelling and redness sorts itself out ..yes you keep an eye on it..and it will be lovely to have that holiday..wishing you well with it..x
  • SloshSlosh Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I hope all goes well and that while you have your foot up you are researching holidays
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
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