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!*First outing*!

staceysstacey Posts: 99
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Well, I had my first non-doctor appointment outing today. It was so wonderful to get out of the house and see people. It was only a 45 minute trip to WalMart, but when you've been cooped up for 3 weeks, that seems like Disneyland.

I'm not noticing any additional aches or pains, no muscle spasms. The only thing I've noticed is some swelling around my right ankle and over the tibia of the same leg. I think that's just from my legs being in the dependent position for too long. I hope so, at least :)

I'm hoping, and praying (and knocking on wood and crossing my fingers ;) ) that my recovery continues the way it has been. I guess I had pre-conceived notions of what my recovery would be like before I even had this surgery, and was preparing for the worst yet hoping for the best. It may not be the best, but darn close to it!


  • On breaking free!

    Keep up the good healing :-)
  • Took my son out last week for a few hours. He is 3 weeks post surgery tomorrow, and was only 2 weeks post surgery then! I was amazed how well he did. We did a little shopping for his oldest son's 9th Birthday. He had to stand for quite awhile because they messed up a gift card he had but he did so well. I was so worried he would be in bad shape by the time we left the store but he was fine. I was the one who was worn out!

    The next day he was a bit tired but really ok! He has had NO muscle spasms...fingers crossed!

    I'm so pleased you are doing well. Keep well!

    P x
  • :) Stacey, I'm glad you got out for awhile. I know what you mean. I was in heaven when I went out for the 1st time. I wasn't really supposed to though. The Dr. put me on bed rest. I'm only suposed to sit for 15 to 20mins to eat meals and walking 6 times a day. I go out though. Every chance I get. I am pretty much getting along without my walker. I am walking kind of stiff because I am trying to stand up straight when I walk. :))( I hope I don't walk like that forever. My walker bit the dust. It swirves all over the place outside. I don't know what the deal was. Hope everyone is recovering well and has a great rest of the week. >:D< >:D<
  • I walk all day long. I feel like I've got this nervous energy building up and the only way to release it is by walking. I feel so much better standing than in any other position. I try to limit my sitting to that same time frame-15 to 20 minutes. I could sit longer, but my hips seem to lock up and my feet go numb. I know that'll get better with time though. I came home without a walker because in the hospital it hurt me more to use it than to walk without it. I don't know if they didn't adjust it for my height or what, but I felt stooped over. And that is NO position to be in.

    As long as the weather holds out here I'll be walking, walking, and walking some more :)
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