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Post surgery visit one came early

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yesterday I ended up making an unexpected visit to the doctor. My calf and foot were really starting to feel as if there was not enough room in the splint for them to breath properly. I called and they asked how soon I could be there... we got there in about 25 minutes with me still wearing pj's.

I got a look at the surgery sites and it actually grossed out my husband. i wanted to have him take a picture of it with his phone for our youngest. This is the child who loves those really instense medical shows where they show everything. I think that is part of why he is going to be a lawyer so that knows when going to court what the coroners and medical experts are talking about.

Seems the cyst was a fat pocket that popped up on my tendon after the shaving cream hit it. One fixed toe is looking straighter where as the other is not looking anything like it did before surgery.

He changed the bandages, cleaned it up , took x rays and then re splinted it. So next Monday I go in for the cast. I will be in that for the four weeks,. At least it comes off three days before Thanksgiving. YEAH. And after next Monday I can drive again for short distances.

  
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JDMIZ2011 10/22/2009 11:54AM

    Wow. Hope you heal quickly and perfectly!

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KIMDONN 10/20/2009 7:08PM

    Get better real soon!!!

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SOFEDUPP 10/20/2009 6:20PM

    I hope everything starts to get better for you.

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KASTEACH 10/20/2009 5:23PM

    Hi! Hope you are doing better today! I broke my ankle and tore ligaments in my right ankle, about 20 yrs ago and I had extreme swelling the first night. So, I know how you felt, I had to go back to the hospital and they sawed my cast back open, so it could expand with the swelling! emoticon Not alot of fun but its only temporary.....wishing you a speedy recovery!
Take care!

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MARYMAC45 10/20/2009 11:08AM

    emoticonabout your medical problems. Take care of yourself. Good you will be out of the cast for Thanksgiving. Good luck I wish you the very best.

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Monday

Monday, October 19, 2009

Today is just another day where I hop around on crutches and try to find things to do where I don't have to get up. Right now I am going to just do my computer things and then when the soaps come on, head upstairs to knit and enjoy the suns warmth that comes into my bedroom

  
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KASTEACH 10/19/2009 4:00PM

    Good for you, hope you are mending well! Take care!

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JTREMBATH 10/19/2009 2:21PM

    Sounds like a good day to me, is the sun shinning there today, it is raining here again today.

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No weight..

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This morning I was feeling sort of good and sort of courageous. I gave myself my B12 shot and then on crutches, approached the scale. I put my good foot to make the numbers on the scale go to zero... then I attempted to try and get myself on the scale and I didn't make it... not even close.

So I guess for a while, the only way I know how much I weight until the cast comes off or while uncasted at a doctors offfice

  
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JTREMBATH 10/19/2009 4:20AM

    With a heavy cast on you would not get an accurate weight, so you would be better to wait.

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AJDOVER1 10/18/2009 7:16PM

    Don't worry about the scale -- It can't be accurate with a cast and trying to balance is DANGEROUS! Take good care of yourself!

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Day 4 post surgery

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Today the weather is sucky again. Four days of GRAY and rain. Last night we noticed that the pin in my toes had shifted and at this point the pain is not severe enough to drive me into the ER.

I still don't want to eat even though everything I see on television makes me hungry. Keeping up the fluids so I don't get dehydrated. Making lists also for my husband to go to the grocery store. He has not done a major shopping trip by himself in YEARS. I was told to be as specific as possible as to what I what. Thank goodness for cell phones.

In a little while, I am going upstair to the bedroom where I might feel more comfortable than I am in the family room. All I want is some independence back.

  
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LESSOFMOORE 10/17/2009 7:50PM

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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JTREMBATH 10/17/2009 2:12PM

    Hope you are feeling better soon, it must be very uncomfortable foe you, do you struggle with the stairs?

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JAXMOMMY 10/17/2009 1:35PM

    Sure hope you feel well soon! Get that man to the store and make him shop! Perhaps he will now appreciate all you do now? Hoping the pain eases and you return to your independence soon! I know how that is! Peace, Melissa

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MINDYJ1 10/17/2009 1:08PM

    Praying that you feel start feeling better soon! emoticonMindy

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Friday

Friday, October 16, 2009

Since the surgery I have no appetite at all. This morning I forced myself to eat a piece of toast and some bacon since the pain meds are putting me to sleep fairly quickly after taking them.

Today I just plan to kick back and relax again. Hubby is putting up the backsplash for me because several of the tiles need to be cut and there is no way I can stand up long enough to cut them.

  
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JTREMBATH 10/16/2009 1:56PM

    Hope your pain subsides soon, but I suppose not eating will help with your weight loss, get well soon. emoticon

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AJDOVER1 10/16/2009 12:17PM

    No appetite, relaxing, pampering -- that sounds good to me.

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