Guest Blogger: NightWatch by Charlotte Dunn

A note from our guest blogger: Last Tuesday, October 1st I had surgery on my left foot.  I was given a mild sedative to make me sle...



A note from our guest blogger:
Last Tuesday, October 1st I had surgery on my left foot.  I was given a mild sedative to make me sleepy and a local was used on the foot.  After the surgery had begun the WED/RLS started and prevented the surgeon from proceeding until he could quiet the leg.  After the procedure was complete and I went home, the WED/RLS came back and I was instructed to keep my leg elevated and an ice pack on my foot.  That was impossible even after I took a pain pill to help quiet the leg.  I was miserable all afternoon.  This situation has happened twice before.  First when I was having a cataract done and second when I was admitted to the emergency room of a hospital for food poisoning picked up in a restaurant. In neither situation did they know how to handle the problem.  On the third visit, we knew it was possible, but the problem after I came home in the afternoon was new and we just couldn’t turn off the WED/RLS.  I have told the doctors of the whole situation and I think we will be prepared if the situation ever arises again.  The pain is finally gone from my foot – OH happy day. ~ Charlotte 

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