(Day 20) Visible improvement // 2nd December 2020

In the last 5 days there’s been a visible improvement in my ability to walk and my confidence in actually standing up and moving around. The scars are healing up nicely and I’ve finally been allowed to start applying some moisturiser on them yesterday (as per Dr. McCutie instructions). I’ve also been doing the mobility/rehabilitationContinue reading “(Day 20) Visible improvement // 2nd December 2020”

(Days 13, 14 & 15) Baby steps // 25th, 26th & 27th November 2020

On Wednesday, 25th November, I took my first steps without crutches. It was scary but it went ok. The weight was all on the outside of my feet and heels, and there was no pain. Since then I’ve slowly been increasing the amount of time I stand and walk, and by this I mean… onContinue reading “(Days 13, 14 & 15) Baby steps // 25th, 26th & 27th November 2020”

(Day 12) Hospital appointment (gross feet images) // 24th November 2020

Today was the day. Bandages and stitches have been removed and I’ve been allowed to wash my feet for the first time since surgery. My appointment was at 3pm so I was careful to continue to elevate and ice my feet as I have for the past 5 days. A nice trick that actually worksContinue reading “(Day 12) Hospital appointment (gross feet images) // 24th November 2020”

(Day 9,10 & 11) The waiting game part 2 // 21st, 22nd & 23rd November 2020

The past 3 days have been the best so far. Almost no pain except when I attempt to move my feet a bit (which is more regularly than I probably should). I’ve been able to flex my ankle quite a bit with almost no pain but pointing my feet is a different story. There’s thisContinue reading “(Day 9,10 & 11) The waiting game part 2 // 21st, 22nd & 23rd November 2020”

(Day 6,7 & 8) The waiting game // 18th, 19th & 20th November 2020

The past 3 days have been fairly uneventful. Pain is now at a constant 2/10 except when I move my feet a bit to give my ankles some action (wink*). That brings the pain level to a 4/10 but it doesn’t last long. No pain killers during the day, just to sleep. I’ve been workingContinue reading “(Day 6,7 & 8) The waiting game // 18th, 19th & 20th November 2020”

(Day 5) They’re out! // 17th November 2020

The feet! They were “out” for a few minutes today as I got my dressings changed at the hospital. I’m pleasantly surprised to be honest, they could look a lot worse. They do look fairly healthy considering it’s been 5 days since surgery. Anyway, it was an interesting day. I was up really early toContinue reading “(Day 5) They’re out! // 17th November 2020”

(Day 4) Improvement // 16th November 2020

Looking at me today no one would ever say I was a proper mess 2 days ago, honestly. The nights are still difficult but I’m feeling a lot more like myself now. I was able to do some proper work today and half a workshop I had booked. However, at 6pm my body was simplyContinue reading “(Day 4) Improvement // 16th November 2020”

(Day 3) Is she back? // 15th November 2020

Slept a bit more but the nights are still the worse bit. The day was definitely better though. I’ve started cutting down on codeine last evening and by Sunday afternoon I started to take only paracetamol every 4 hours. By mid-afternoon I felt more cheerful, alive and was even able to start making jokes aboutContinue reading “(Day 3) Is she back? // 15th November 2020”

(Day 2) The spaced-out day // 14th November 2020

Today has been weird. I’ve managed to sleep for maybe 5 hours during the night (which is really good!), and woke up feeling less pain than yesterday. I think the stress of the surgery itself and the lack of sleep is definitely getting to me now as I’ve spend most of the day unable toContinue reading “(Day 2) The spaced-out day // 14th November 2020”

(Day 1) The day after // 13th November 2020

So this day was tough. It was actually awful, not just tough. I don’t remember the last time I’ve been in this much physical pain. I only slept 2 hours and the pain I was in during the night and throughout the day was like very few things I’ve experienced before. I tried to rest,Continue reading “(Day 1) The day after // 13th November 2020”