Pain became much much easier by day three with the worst discomfort in the night. You are told that you need to keep your foot free of any bedding and obviously to lie on your back in bed.
For a stomach sleeper it does take a bit to change a life times habit of going to sleep on your stomach. Fortunately it is my right foot and I sleep on my right side. One suggestion to us was to cut a whole out of a box to use as a cage in your bed.
My husband made the box the first night but somehow it just didn’t seem to work with a quilt which I think can be too heavy for the box and the box moved etc. Anyway, we gave that up as a bad job right from the very beginning.
However, I am finding the night’s the hardest to deal with. I go to sleep OK on my back with my foot out on a cushion but I guess my body is so used to sleeping differently that I just move in my sleep and the pain soon comes on and wakes me up. So, my night seems to be sleep, awake, sleep awake leaving me pretty shattered first thing.
The swelling has gone down every day and so much so today that my special shoe is hanging off me and the bandage is starting to move around but it says on the paper work that under no circumstances do you touch the dressing. So I’ve left it alone but since late afternoon I have been getting some strong pain coming from the wound and now wonder if it needs looking at and at least a clean dressing putting onto it. If I feel the same tomorrow then I will suggest we go and get it checked out at the Hospital as the podiatrist does his operations every Thursday.
My daughter is on her way home to see me for a couple of days tonight from London and I am patiently watching the clock for her arrival time. I can’t wait, I miss her dreadfully but its only a matter of hours away so I am luckier than some mums who’s children are much further away.