Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crazy Saturday Night

After Alabama beat Auburn(36-0), my family decided to party the night away at Gwen's RV. It was wild and we all had a blast. My Uncle Mike, Aunt Toni, and Robert came up from Jacksonville, Florida just to see the Tide play. After a couple of drinks and shots, the DJ had everyone singing karaoke until someone made a request for him to play "Have You Seen Her?". I don't know if you have heard that song, but there is a crazy dance that goes to it. My Uncle Mike happened to remember the dance and had to show everyone. Get your tissues ready. You will laugh so hard that you'll cry.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Been A While.

WOW! It's been a while since I last blogged. Sorry about that everyone. Things have been really rough on my end. The pain really hasn't gotten any better. It sort of freaks me out! I don't know if that is normal or not, but I guess I'll find out at my next doctor's appointment. I go on Wednesday to have all my stitches removed. It's going to hurt like hell and I am NOT looking foward to it. Hopefully, I can talk my doctor into giving me some kind of shot to numb it before he takes them out. It's weird. I can put stitches in, take them out, but if you do it too me I get sick to my stomach. My dad swears I'll be fine, but I don't want to take the risk. I'll definitly let everyone know what the doctor said after my appointment.

Thank you all for the continued support and prayers. Y'all are awesome!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Post-Op Appointment

As a few of you know, yesterday was my post-op appointment. I would have blogged about it yesterday, but I was in a hell of a lot of pain. Hell, I came home from the doctor and cried myself to sleep a few times. Anyways! The purpose of this was to tell everyone what the doctor said. Also, at the end of this blog there are some pictures of my incision. I hope I don't gross any of you out. So here it goes:

After waiting in the room for over 40 miutes to be called, my pain medicine was starting to kick in. Definitly not good when you are on crutches and no wheelchair around. I tried sooooo hard not to yawn because I knew that would equal me being asleep in the chair in no time. Once I got called back to the cast room, I had my surgical bandages removed and went straight to x-ray. This was a new experience. I was able to tell the staff that I do not have screws anymore. It was weird! I've been so use to telling people that. My x-rays went off with some problems. The tech couldn't stop touching my incisions and she was just being rude. I finally had to ask to get someone else in, because she was going to end up getting herself hurt.

Once the Resident and my Orthopedic surgeon came in, they both got a good laugh out of me.This was the 1st time I was able to hear from their mouths how hard it was to get my screws out. Apparently, the surgeon was pulling on my leg, and the resident was taking tools to remove the screws. The bone had started to form around the screws, which wasn't very good. I was also told that the amount of pain I am in right now is completely normal. Since Halloween, I have taken 72 pain pills. I am blown away by this number. I also ended up not getting my stitches out. We've estimated about 30 stitches. Instead of a cast, I got a walking cast. Funny part is that I can't put ANY weight on it. Sorta defeats the purpose of calling it a walking cast. I go for my next appointment on the 26th. This appointment will incude removing the stitches, and hopefully getting to put some weight on it.

Thank you all for the continued prayers and support. It really means a lot. I am honored to have some of the greatest friends in the world. Words can't even begin to express how lucky I am. I wish I could repay each and every one of you back!!!!

Here are some of the pictures from my post-op:
Top of the ankle:

Worst part:
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sucky Day!

Oh today has been a day from hell. I have been in sooooooooo much pain today. I’m beginning to think I’m becoming immune to the pain medicine. So what I’ve decided to contact the doctor and get him to call me in something new. I need something to help with the pain. I know he‘ll give it too me. All I’ve done today is propped my foot up(above my heart) and cried. I hate this. I am over this feeling! I just hope when I go back to the doctor next week for my post-op appointment, I’ll be able to walk. However, with all the work he did inside my ankle, I’m highly doubting that one. Guess I’ll go take my night medication and call it a day. I just hope tomorrow is better.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Update on my Surgery

Yesterday morning I had surgery number 14 on my right ankle. Dr. Kirchner went in and removed my bone spurs and then removed my hardware. I no longer have screws in my ankle. It is a definite change. Over the past 3 years, I have been so used to telling people that I have them. It was a lot of work for the doctor to get them out. He had to chisel a lot of bone away to get the suckers. They were REALLY deep inside the bone which wasn’t good. Before my surgery, I was given a nerve block. This helped with the soreness. However, after 24 hours of feeling no pain it hit me like a ton of bricks. I don’t think I’ve ever been this sore! After popping pain killers, I am feeling a little bit better. Last night was rather interesting. I didn’t get any sleep because I couldn’t get comfortable. I slept some today, and I hope I can get some sleep tonight. Mom and Dad are going to leave me alone first thing in the morning. They are worried, but I have promised not to leave the bed until they get home. I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. Thank you all for the support and prayers. It means a lot.