I am out of the TLSO brace and into the corset brace finally! Can drive IF I have to, my NS was not thrilled to allow even that. I start PT tomorrow.... what should I expect? She said it would last about an hour.
I am up and around more than ever. I can be on the go for about 3 hours before I tire or get uncomfortable. I am walking between 1-1 1/2 miles a day. My NS is pleased with that. I plan to up that as the weather cools down some. I am only needing pain meds about once a day. He gave me the OK to use use ibuprofen but only 400mg at a time. I have NOT done so even though he ok'd it. I do know from back when I had planter fasciitis that IB in doses 200-400 treat pain and doses 600-800 treat pain and inflammation per my PCP..... I'm still choosing to NOT use the IB just to be on the safe side. I am able to do more around the house helping with most things to a degree and still getting lots of help from my family with lifting and picking things up off the floor.
So all in all I am very pleased! I am glad I had the surgery as of today. The pain in my left leg is pretty much GONE! I have muscle loss issues with it and hope the PT helps with that.
So keep a positive attitude. I know it is difficult to at times but you set the attitude yourself, I was geared up to have a successful surgery and I am doing great... my plan is to just get better and better. I wish great outcomes for all.
For the next few days we will be watching "Hanna"