My goal at this point is to be pain free and no longer need to take narcotics. Unfortunately, I have not hit this goal. I would also really like to be able to ambulate in the house with one crutch, this too is not happening. Usually, the reason I can't go down to one crutch is weakness and a horrible limp. I don't think I am that weak this time, I actually have pain if I put too much weight on that leg...except if I take Vicodin. so I land myself in this situation, I can do a lot more with Vicodin on board, but it is just masking the pain. Once it wears off, I have a lot of pain. I don't remember having this much pain any other time. I will have to go back and read my old posts again, but I am pretty sure I didn't.
I am also exhausted beyond belief. I can't sleep at night bc I am limited to which positions I can get into. I can't sleep on the operated side bc it is really painful, still swollen, and still has some bursitis. The bruise on that side continues to get worse, it looks awful.
Anytime I try to do exercises the leg feels so stiff and swollen, almost like it wants to burst at the seams. Occasionally, I will get this funky kind of pain in the front of my thigh and then down in my foot, I assume this is some sort of nerve irritation and hope it resolves quickly. My ITB is still very tight and tender.
Today I have PT again, hopefully I will leave feeling better this time!
I keep forgetting to mention the good news...the left leg is holding up beautifully, no pain or soreness. Occasionally a bit of fatigue but that is it!