Still doing real well as far as pain levels. Despite a lot of moving around I was able to go for 8 hours with no medications. No nausea stuff, no muscle relaxant or morphine. I am achy and stiff, but I stay at a zero as long as I don't move.
I think I am finally convinced that I do not feel pain like other people. My husband has long told me that I must be a little inhuman in that I have very high pain tolerance.
But, that's the good news, there are some complications that have sprung up. The numbness in my right leg has increased to the point that it feels wooden. I can still feel pressure, but not pinpricks. I can walk on it, but it just feels funny. Prior to surgery the left leg was the problem leg. Never the right.
So, I spent last night getting a CT scan, then an hour-long MRI. Both were okay to deal with. Painful to maneuver in and out of the wheelchair and onto the tables, but bearable.
Now, after talking to the NS this morning I am going back in for surgery at noon.
I believe we are checking for bleeding and or some movement of the bone filler whatever majiggy stuff they put in there
He wants me to be 100%. I told him that as long as the numbness was in my bad ankle I would gladly trade numbness for the pain I've had since I broke it.
Oh, did I clarify? I have had no BACK pain in the right leg. But, I HAVE had 3 recent ankle surgeries on that right ankle. I broke it in the car accident, but did not know about the break for 4 months - 4 months of PT for what was thought to be a sprain.
I'll update when I can. And... I think I need some luck, the nausea stuff is probably what caused the problems and it's probably the anesthesia that makes me toss cookies :sick: I might be in for another rough night.