Last night I took an Oxycontin at 6 pm. The normal 40 mg of Nortriptyline at 10 pm (pre surgery meds).
I slept till 1:45 am, got up to use the bathroom, fell back asleep and woke up at 10 am! I missed my 6 am dose of Oxy and don't need it. I took 2 Tylenol for swelling and I'm off the narcotics for good.
I feel great! My leg has no pain at all, just some soreness. My fissure is back (oh well).
My headache is still there, but not crushing! It's more of a dull ache, which is different than the normal migraine-like whole head pain I've been having.
I took a shower last night. I used Glad Press and Seal over some new gauze on the wounds and wrapped ankle and knee all around. Then we put the whole leg in a trash bag, and ran duct tape around the top, but not on the skin.
With a shower seat borrowed from my neighbor and a hand held shower, I could wash my hair and shave at least one leg (ahhhh) and get clean for the first time since Tuesday! I think that's why I slept so long. Clean, dry, warm and groomed make a big difference in comfort.
I can walk unaided, but I'm not supposed to, so I'm not. I have full ankle ROM, and my knee is at 60% or so..........but I don't think it will hold weight yet (haven't tried, and the doctor would bark at me if I did try). I can straighten my leg out flat and bend my knee down at a 90 degree angle, but that's about it before it starts to pang a little bit. The bandage won't allow it to go much further anyway.
All in all, a good fast recovery. WHOO HOO!!!!
Things are looking up!