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I had a freak accident in my kitchen which resulted in my Anterior Tibial Tendon being completely severed. It's the tendon that controls 80% of dorsiflexsion /movement so I had no control over my foot placement and no heel toe transition. I am a long distance runner, hiker and tennis player so the surgery was a must do. I am just 4 days post op and having a very rough time with pain and I am leg up/toes above nose pretty much 99% of the time..As soon as I lower my foot the pain is over a 10 and my toes immediately turn bright red and swell...terrible burning pain around surgical area and entire foot/toes.. I am told this is all "normal"..I still have some residual numbness around my knee area from the nerve block which I am told will resolve over time; I'm a little worried about that. A few questions....How do you shower when you can't even stand for more then a few seconds before the pain kicks in? I have all the "shower" supplies but cannot imagine being able to tolerate a shower right now...How long did you need prescription pain meds for? Did you take daily low dose aspirin to prevent clots? I know everyone is different but just wanting to get a sense of how others have managed after ankle surgery. I know I have a long road ahead and trying to stay positive. Thanks!
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