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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