My surgery went well. I have a new extension to my leg that I can not take off AT ALL for 5 days. This should be interesting to sleep with. It has an inflatable section that keeps it from moving around on my skinny shin. They put this on to help with my balance. I can use it ONLY as a balance check if I feel like I am tipping a little. This extra support will help just in case I land on it during the no weigh baring time. I have a 30 hour nerve block in my lower leg/foot. So I am just experiencing the tingling from it being numb, which is better than the pain. I will be in lot of pain after it wears off so I have some good drugs.
But On a BAD note I fell today AGAIN (not on my foot this time). But I ended up cracking a rib. I am having a lot of pain from that which makes up for the lack of foot pain. The Dr can't do anything for my rib but ice/heat and IB-800's.
Getting around with a cracked rib and a hurt foot is NO FUN!!! I am a fighter and I will not let this bring me down. I am so excited with the outcome of the surgery. The surgeon told Clay that he thinks I should get total relief after the 6 months of recovery.
The best part of the whole day was when I got on the scales at the hospital and I saw 143. Only 3 more pounds to reach my goal weight. Saturdays weigh in read 147 so I like this one better...LOL
I won't be blogging as much during my recovery cause the pain pills make me sleepy and my ribs need to rest. Just know even though I won't be reading your blog as often DOESN'T mean I am not thinking of you. SMILE!!
less driving day
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