The hubster is recovering nicely from his ankle tendon surgery so far. The swelling is down some, he can wiggle his toes pretty well, and hasn’t had any pain medication in over 12 hours. We are keeping it iced and elevated 24/7.
For those who may be interested, here is a good view of the lateral ankle. The tendon that was repaired is called the peroneus brevis. The repair work was done at the part of the tendon that is below the ankle bone (lateral malleolus).
Since Wednesday, the hubster has been housebound. Since I needed to go to the foodstore to pick up a few miscellaneous items, hubster decided to join me. We had lunch in the little cafe at the store and he motored around in one of the motorized shopping carts the foodstore provides for those who have the need of one. It is a good thing that he is the one with the ankle injury rather than me. If I had been trying to maneuver the cart around, I probably would have knocked over several display cases and crashed into some people!
- People, largely older teenagers and adults, rush around with no care for those who need to move slowly. Unbelievable! Children (under 14) are much more polite and patient with those who are infirm in one way or another.
- It takes a great deal more planning, energy and time to get around and accomplish tasks when you are handicapped in one way or another.
- The hubster and I are all the more convinced of our desire to enter into a continuing care facility of some sort when we reach our elderly years. The assistance offered will be welcomed.
- The hubster better understands the fear of slipping while using crutches. People seem more oblivious to those who use crutches or a cane than for those who are in a wheelchair.
I am sure there are more things that will come to mind as the hubster and I continue to reflect on this time of healing. One thing I will say for him, he has been a very good patient!