I've also switched pain medications, so that probably has something to do with the increased sleeping too. I was sent home with Oxycodone 5 mg...that you take every 3 hours. Like I said in a previous post, this medication can only be prescribed by hand. Your doctor can't call it in to your pharmacy. And since my doctor is over an hour away in DC, I had to switch to something they can call in. So Vicodin it is. It's a little better on my stomach...I don't have to take my promethazine (an anti-nausea) medicine anymore. But I can only take the Vicodin every 4-6 hours. I've been taking it pretty close to every 4 because I've been in quite a lot of pain. It seems like if I don't have an extra ice pack under my knee or leg that my foot is burning in pain. Well, I guess it's still in pain, just numbed down a bit!
This ankle has been much more painful than the last. I'm convinced that half the problem is with the way it has been splinted. The first splint that I was sent home with from the hospital seemed really tight..like you put a tourniquet right below my toes. And the current splint also seems tight...but more on the top of my foot and my sides. I don't know. Maybe this is all in my head and both splits were fine and it's just me. All I know is that it burns with pain...pretty much all the time. And I do NOT remember this happening with ankle #1.
I go to the doctor on Wednesday to get my stitches out and this frackin splint off. I can't wait! I'm really hoping it will make a world of difference.
And just because everyone loves to see yucky pictures...here's my lovely bruise that's behind my knee...it's more colorful now ;)