just had my total ankle replacement

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I finally did it!  Been 6 years from the car accident and the pain just kept getting worse.  Dec 6th was my surgery.  So its now exactly 2 weeks post op.  I'm handling the pain pretty good.  But having nausea and vomiting and very depressed,  hopefully this will stop soon.  The sutures come out Wednesday.  I sure hope this works and improves the quality of my life.

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    Good for you!! Hope your recovery goes well too. Be sure to tell your Dr about the nausea/vomiting and depression. If you don't get better call your anathesiest. Sometimes it just takes medication from them that needs to be prescribed for the nausea/vomiting, caused  when they put us out,

     

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    Debi, Congratulations!

    But u shouldn't be nauseous & throwing up. There is anti nausea meds. Any time I take an opiod after surgery I take an anti nausea medication 1/2 hour before. Talk to your dr. There is no reason for u to suffer like that.

    B sure & b proactive with your recovery, take care of yourself.

    Karran

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    Check with your doc about vomiting.  You lived with the pain 6 years so this was the way to go.  Hope you will be able to do all the things your pain kept you from doing and finally enjoy life again wink

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      Thank you I am hopeful. I am seeing the doctor tomorrow to have sutures and discuss my vomiting. Thanks for responding and good wishes I wish you well too
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    Well deb I hope all is going well with your recovery. I had my second replacement on my same foot on oct 25 this one seems to be better then last one just started 50% weight bearing so am finally able to move around. Do u have a knee scooter? If not get one ok well let me know how u are doing my name is Tim
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      Hi Tim. I just got the knee scooter it's great. I'm only touch toe bearing for now but it's only been 2 weeks. Why did you need a second surgery?

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      Well I had the first one last January and about June knew there was something wrong my foot kept pointing out no matter how I tried. Come to find out it started twisting on my shine bone and was turning out
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      Yeah so do I. It's been a pretty lousy year I have to admit lol two surgeries fired from my job and pain for like six months lol can only get better 😏

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      I know what your feeling I lost a lot since the accident in feb 2011. Car totaled, no more job, couldn't walk couldn't work lost a lot of "friends" that obviously were not really friends and the I was seeing for a year and a half walked out of my apartment for days after I came home and haven't seen him since. So believe I have had to deal with emotional as well as physical pain for the last 6 years. I'm hoping it will all be better soon for the both of us! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a better new year 🎄

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      Your right I said the same thing better I found out now who he really was and who my real friends were. I live in Maryland but I'm originally born and raised in Long Island New York. And you?

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      U got that right I don't get many people talking to me anymore but that's ok I know true friends. I live in Illinois

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      Thank goodness I have lots of friends I am lucky about that. I won't miss those other fake friends. Lol. My son just moved to Michigan never been to Illinois well let's hope for a better New Year!!!!!

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      Illinois pretty much sucks unless u like crooked politications and long winters lol. Parts of Michigan are bueatiful hope he is in one of those lol
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