I’ve been reading Gotrek and Felix while I’m in bed recently. Already finished the first omnibus and working on the second omnibus. Each omnibus is three books.
It’s pretty fun to read, and I can imagine the scenes like out of a movie. Like Lord of the Rings. I guess it’s not that far of a stretch. It’s based on the Warhammer universe, which, like other fantasy stories, borrows heavily from Tolkien’s works. You’ve got dwarves, elves, orcs, and humans. The warhammer universe is bigger though, with much more magic going around. The world isn’t as bleak. And I think orcs are really just sentient fungi in this universe (something about coming to the world as spores).
Well, ok. It’s not quite pre-surgery condition yet. It seems to hurt a little more at night I think and maybe in general too I think. At least I’m more restless. But no painkillers at least.
Still no laptop, tomorrow perhaps.
So it’s been one week.
It’s almost pre-surgery condition again. I.e. I’m fine as long as I’m in bed, but soon as I take my foot off the pillows, instant pain for several minutes while all the blood flows back down. The pain goes away after a while though. Still, not pleasant at all.
Went from 2 vicodin to 1 vicodin to no vicodin so I think I’m okay now. Just really inconvenient. There’s more food that I can potentially eat by myself now but crutches mean I don’t exactly have hands to carry them. Maybe I should see about getting a chair in the kitchen and eat there.
My neck and a little below my chest hurt a bit yesterday and up till morning today. I don’t think it’s from muscle aching from forcing myself up without the use of my right foot. Maybe some post-operation reaction by my body?
Woah, the surgery painkillers must’ve numbed my leg for almost 12 hours because I didn’t start feeling the sharp burning/stabbing pain in my leg till well after midnight. The painkillers the nurse gave me (2 x 5mg oxycodone/350mg acetaminophen) was rather effective though I don’t have any more of it. Vicodin seems to work though.
Is it my imagination, or does it seem like my leg hurts more and more when I put it down off the elevation? Does that mean my swelling’s less so every time I put it down it swells back up more relatively increasing the pain, or does it mean I’m swelling more, so it’s getting even more swollen?
I hope it’s the former and it may be so because after keeping my foot elevated I think I can flex my toes and feel more space around my foot than when the foot’s on the ground.
But what good is elevation if mere minutes of unelevation returns the swelling to its original state?
Aunt came to visit me today.
Requisitioned a laptop from work.
Reading about related stuff and I’m dreading the massive pain after the surgery… 2 weeks? Gah.
For the moment, I’m off all painkillers but I may need some when that time comes… going to the bathroom and (not) sleeping is what I’ll dread the most.
Realizing that a lot of the stuff I had planned for the near-future will probably not be feasible is also a bit of a bummer.
Went to St. Mary’s Medical Center today and got my splint changed. The new one feels much better, no more major pain just from lifting it. I can actually get around the house now without help. Still haven’t figured out a good way to get up those stairs though (besides sitting on the steps), but getting up afterwards was hard.
Can’t use my computer unless I’m eating ’cause I need to keep my leg elevated to reduce the swelling.
Doctor said I may need to be on crutches for 3 months because ligaments take a long time to heal. The fracture on the fribula is all the way through, but not compound or anything like that. The big bone looked dislocated because of the torn ligaments (it’s not next to the fibula)
So, the cast feels too heavy and seems like if I lift my leg, the weight is on the damaged part. I see the orthopedic tomorrow. Sleeping is actually scary, because if it’s in a bad condition, it will be in the bad condition for hours on end. Like poor circulation.
The cast feels slightly loose. Maybe from reduced swelling. Crutch balance is still kinda poor. Tylenol helped reduce the pain in the day, but the vicodin so far does not seem to help that much, though I’m using the lower dosage amount.
My leg aches. Maybe from having to sit most of the day with this heavy cast.