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Had my ankle fusion back in may and I have been feeling so down lately, my mood has certainly taken a battering! Feeling so frustrated that I still can't even do simple things like take the dog for a walk or take the children to the park.
It's the first time I've tried to wear normal shoes today (sketcher trainers) and it's so painful.
Does anyone else's pain and swelling change as the weeks go by? For the last 4wks the pain has been underneath the outer part on my ankle bone, now it's on the inner part of the back of my ankle near my Achilles' tendon , it's so swollen and painful to touch.
My Physio keeps telling me to massage my scars but even to lightly touch them it's agony. I'm not a wimp as I've had 7 ops in 14yrs but this one has floored me completely.
I was meant to test drive some new cars today as I need to swop to an automatic but I haven't got the energy. I've been off work for long periods before and coped really well but not being able to get out and about has left my feeling very down and depressed.
Sorry for the downer post but I really need somewhere to vent my frustration where people understand as my family and friends really don't have a clue what it's like.
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