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Hi Friends:

 

Had my surgery on Thursday. They fitted me with a boot this time, instead of a shoe. Trouble was the boot must have weighed 6 lbs. It was very hard to walk around, let alone trying to sleep with it (a direct order). I wound up sleeping with my bad foot on the ground and the rest of my body in bed. That not working, I tried the couch, that not working, I finally went to the recliner. By Friday evening, I was developing a breath stopping pain across my breast bone. I was figuring it was from trying to negotiate that boot, and maybe something done when they lifted me from the operating table to gurney. In any event Saturday got worse. I took the boot off and went back to wearing the original shoe with is allowing me to somewhat sleep through this breast bone pain. I go for follow up today.

 

PS: 15 days alcohol free.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Sorry:

 

PS: Should have read 15 days alcohol and smoke free. Apparently after giving up cigarettes, the smell of alcohol is disgusting to me.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Tru, I am sorry to hear that your having some pain with the boot and the chest bone. I am happy to hear that you havent had a drink or a smoke in 15 day's That is great. It is hard to quit but if you really wanting it you can do it. Take care, Sam


Sam

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Tru!!!!

 

I am so excited and proud of you for your 15 days of no ciggs or alcohol! That is wonderful! Keep up the good work.

 

I used to work with a podiatrist and I know just the "boot" you are talking about. I always wondered how the patient REALLY did with them once we sent them home. I hope you find out at your next follow up apt. that things are healing nicely.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Yes Tru..it's so good that you have been alcohol and cigarette free for 15 days, keep up the great work, it' will pay off for you in the end!! Sorry to hear you are still having such a miserable time with that foot and other things, let us know how you make out.


Sending good wishes your way!

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Hi Tru,

 

Mucho kudos on being 15 days cigarette and alcohol free!!!!

 

I hope you find some support resources so that your newfound sobriety becomes a longlasting joy and an enduring benefit to your health and happiness...one day at a time. I'm sure it will go a long ways towards helping you heal.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

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Tru, I am so happy the surgery is over and you are once again on the mend. Now we will keep great thoughts on you for proper healing. You are helping yourself and that is half the battle. Now, if you can keep from bumping it for the next several months let alone the next few weeks. You need plenty of time for healing inside as well as outside. You have gone through the initial torture of getting past the first two weeks. Each hour and day then week gets easier and easier as long as you don't give up on yourself and you give in for just one cigarette. Something in the brain gets satisfied for a short peroid but irritates you until you just have one more. Save yourself the torture. You get over the urge after a few minutes. Then you find something else to concentrate on. Use some of the money that you have saved and reward yourself. You go girfriend. I am cheering for you. You can do it. Hugs and more hugs to you. Sheryl


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Tru ,

 

So glad to hear that you gave up the cigarettes. I know you have posted in the past that you have to stop and glad to hear that you have 15 days behind you. We're all rooting for ya!!!

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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Let me add my congratulations to you for 15 days of success on those habits. I am thinking about the boot, though, and their reasons for giving you a direct order. I know it must be uncomfortable and difficult to wear, but given your previous history with the foot, I think you might want to try to get used to the boot.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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