Hello Everybody! Many of you know that I injured my Achilles tendon last week. For those of you who don’t know about the injury, I was working out on Wednesday, stepped down and it just popped. My ankle felt like a ball had run into my ankle but it took me a bit to realize what had happened.
Yesterday, bright and early at 5:30, I went to the doctor and had surgery to repair the tendon. I went into surgery about 7 and by 9:15 I was out of surgery and awake from the anesthesia. The weirdest feeling was that they put a nerve blocker in my leg so I couldn’t feel anything from the knee down and I couldn’t move my toes. The blocker started wearing off yesterday evening and was happy that I could move my toes again. About 2 this morning, the rest of the nerve blocker wore off and now I’m wishing that it hadn’t since I’m in a lot more pain now than yesterday. I took quite a few naps yesterday and have a feeling that today and tomorrow will be similar.
My recovery process is going to include 2 weeks in a splint and then 4 weeks in a cast. Since I injured my right leg, I can’t drive so I’m just about completely reliant on Brad to take me everywhere. I had been using crutches, but yesterday I got a knee scooter cart which makes me a lot more mobile and I don’t get as tired using that as I did with crutches. The scooter also has a little basket so I can carry things around the house.
I want to go check out my garden, but haven’t figured a way to easily get into the backyard since both access points have stairs.
Since I’m pretty immobile, the Confessions of a Messy Person and New Food Wednesday posts are going to be on hold. I’m still hoping that I can do a few pinterest projects during this recovery; I figure I don’t need to walk in order to spraypaint or use a hot glue gun, Brad will just become more familiar with the Michael’s store.
Thank you everybody who has offered their support while I’ve been injured.