I had to give up on going Percocet free after 2 nights up watching all night TV, moaning and whimpering, I gave up. I am told this is not only normal but ok - so I am going to give myself that break.
My PT went fine - no reversals of flexibility, I took a big dose of Tylenol before and started taking some Advil as well for the anti-inflammatory properties. This was approved by the surgeon in prescribed doses. I am hoping that following this rotation consistently will get me into the no complaints zone! Still icing with the machines 2-4 times a day and using ice packs in between along with elevation.
The surgeon was very happy with my progress (Said I am a star!) and gave me some suggestions for the incision pain and sensitivity I am experiencing - a cream called SalonPas. Just started it a while ago so I hope it helps. By the end of the day my incisions are so sensitive they keep me from sleeping. He also recommended massage, which I had been doing around the incisions but will now add direct contact to my routine.
I am cleared to drive, plan to start back to work part time late next week. I dropped into my office for a brief visit after the doctor's appointment and then went out to breakfast and stopped at the drug store on the way home. I am beat - so I think the part-time start back to work is a good plan!
2 days ago