Originally Posted by mewapiti
I was 8 weeks on crutches then permitted to start weight bearing. Took me 2 weeks to get off the crutches and walk unassisted wearing a rigid brace with a limp. Be patient. Swelling was an issue for six months. Oxycontin was my friend. Wish you well.
Allergic to oxycontin, but not hydrocodone; however, I don't enjoy the drugged up affect. I find I can endue the entire day until about 7 PM then the heal begins to throb and my choice is to either take hydrocodone or not eat due to associated nausea.
At what time interval from your surgery were you able to take a shower? Very important time point for me presently.