I was expecting to experience pretty much the same things during the first week or so of recovery from bunion surgery this year as I did last year. In many ways that has been true but in others not.
Perhaps it is because of expectations but I have experienced less pain this time although I took the prescription painkiller for the same amount of time. Certainly we were able to make some of the mobility challenges easier by arranging things differently.
What has been different this time I think is my reaction to the over the counter medications for pain and inflammation and need to cut back on them to eliminate side effects. I also feel like I am sleeping a lot more which I suppose is good for healing and may result from my being in less pain and thus more active.
I have been making a concerted effort to do more for myself which has been good but tiring. It has helped Hubby be less worn out too.
All in all 10 days out it is going well and I am pleased with progress. After the year and a half of COVID restrictions though it is sad to have to say no to upcoming social events like a wedding celebration and listening to a friend’s band play . I know I won’t be able to handle the drive and the actual event physically by then though without feeling miserable so there is no way to go.
First I have to get feeling like being social as I haven’t yet taken friends up on offers to come visit! Working on it.