Saturday was my first day out of the house since I had surgery on Wednesday and all in all I think I did pretty good considering it’s me we’re talking about! I am still not feeling well but by Saturday I thought I was going to go nuts being cooped up in the house. My husband & son took me out to dinner then we went to run a couple of errands. I did some walking, as the doctor advised, but by the time we made it to the grocery store to get groceries I needed to ride in the electric cart. The ride in the car was more uncomfortable than the walking was. I have to keep my leg elevated and I obviously couldn’t do that in the front seat of a mini-van. I could also feel every bump in the road in my leg also.
I’m still not sleeping very well (what’s new?) and even though I’m not in a lot of pain, I am rather uncomfortable at certain times of the day – particularly when I first wake up in the morning. I just wish it didn’t take so long for me to recover. I still feel completely exhausted and I just have no energy or “get up and go”. Hopefully within the next couple of days I will feel more like me.
I have a lot of bruising and I counted a total of 15 incisions from my groin down to the bottom of my leg. I have to keep my leg bandaged up and as long as the bandage stays tight (which it does for only a short while), the pain isn’t that bad. I have had to take the bandage off a couple of times because of the itching that comes with healing and I can feel the inside of my leg twitching and that is very uncomfortable. I did take some pictures of my leg the day after surgery and I will try to post those pictures soon.