13 Days after surgery

Well, the past thirteen days have been uncomfortable to say the least.

I began with having my leg raised at all times, unless I was shuffling to the loo.  I was able to manage the stairs one step at a time, and in bed, I had to also have my leg raised which made it very awkward to sleep.  As a result, I was shattered most of the time during my recovery.

After a few days of rest, I started to take small walks, just round the block.  This was not too bad, I took it easy initially, but the main pain came from when I got back home as it agitated the wound a fair amount.

After about a week and a half, I attempted my first day out, just to the cinema, so it was a walk, a metro journey, and another bit of a walk.  After being sat in the cinema for two hours I was ready for home as it was incredibly uncomfortable to sit in a normal position for two hours.  As soon as I was home, I resumed my position on the sofa, with my leg up.

It seems to be very achy at the moment, and quite bruised (which is probably the cause of the pain).

Lots of bruising and quite tender

Its another week before I get my stitches out, so I am eager to see what the wound itself is like as it feels quite tight (I assume its got some scabs, must resist the pick).

Also looking forward to being able to shower without the massive plastic bag on my leg 🙂