Having trouble sleeping at night....so tired all the time.

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Hi all,  

i am almost 3 weeks post op and find that my foot stings really badly at night as well as he sometimes shooting pains. My pain killers don't seem to help, though I guess it might be worse without them. I am putting on an ice  pack which helps a bit.

do any of you taking sleeping pills to help.? I have never taken them so a bit wary but my husband is suggesting I ask the doctor. I need to be a bit more alert as we are having building works done on the back of our house, plus I am doing a uni course online, which I have deferred by a couple of weeks. I am due to go back to work next week but am a teacher so hard to sit with foot up so may have to get a others doctors certificate.

it is hard to actually make hubby realise that I am not just "vegging in bed" but "mending"......

so that is my whinge for the day.....for your eyes only who can empathise.

cheers and hope you are all coping. We all know and believe that this is all for the good and open toed sandals for the first time in so many years!

fran

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    Thanks for all your advice and kind world. I feel better...yesterday I got a doctors certificate to take 2 weeks off work and got some sleeping tablets from my GP. I didn't take any but maybe just knowing I had them was peace of mind. Instead had a couple glasses of wine.....I also with the help of my GP got a car sticker so now when friends give me a lift places at least we can get a good parking spot in the disabled zone....
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