I'm not looking for sympathy. Just venting. Nothing to see here.
Lesson number 1: Don't ever let the pain killers wear off
Lesson number 2: Don't overdo it because you're 'just sore'
Lesson number 3: They tell you to keep your leg above your heart for a reason
I was very sore yesterday, but no real serious pain. I did my exercises about 7 times yesterday, because I wanted to STRENGTHEN my leg and avoid problems. I even tried to do my exercise bike (with no resistance) but could only move the peddles back and forth. No full revolutions. I took a couple of Vicoden about 9 pm last night and went to bed an hour or so later.
I didn't get up in the middle of the night to take more and this morning when I woke up I was in absolute PAIN. I could hardly move my leg. I was almost crying when I tried to get up. I can't really put weight on my leg today (yesterday I actually went without crutches a few times). My leg and ankle is quite swollen up.
I got up, brushed my teeth, got dressed, went into the kitchen to take some Vicoden, replaced the ice pack in my wrap and went into my nest. I put my feet up on lots of pillows and laid back, so my leg is higher than my heart to reduce some of the swelling.
PLEASE let the pain pills kick in soon. It's like someone is stabbing knives into my knee at the slightest movement.
Scott warned me today would be the worst while I thought it was going to be yesterday. He thinks I overdid it yesterday and brought this on myself.
I'll say it again. Fuck. Why did I say people could come over tomorrow because I will be 'fine' by then? I somehow thought I would be able to clean the house today. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to take a shower in the morning. I hope this goes away really quickly.