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I have been reading other people's posts but so far no one actually seems to talk about the pain killer medications. I am 5 weeks post forefoot reconstructions which in short was the bunion surgery (getting rid of bony formations and then fusion so 2 screws) and breaking three bones in my mid foot to shorten them and then screw them together. So 5 weeks later I am still in a boot and have to take strong slow release pain killers at night (synthetic morphine).
I am not worried about addiction issues as I have taken this kind of medication after my previous orthopeadic surgeries before and for much longer and was able to stop them when I did not need them any more without any problems but I am wondering how other people manage to sleep with or without medications at this relatively early stage of recovery. I am also aware that as from week 7 I will be out of the boot and possibly in more pain to start with. This is my 5th orthopeadic surgery (and previous ones were much more significant as they were to correct the club foot and then later life complications steming from it) so I know about going slowly, ellevation and using ice to keep the swelling and pain under control but I am very courious if other people also find pain at night harder to cope with and how long this was an issue.
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