Yo Mom…you missed my heel!

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And again…the waiting game…

Filed under: Uncategorized — dreams at 2:52 pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The good news and bad news is that there is nothing wrong with my wound.  Other than the fact that 15 weeks out there is a small spot that has not healed.  Today I went in to get the wound checked, and my surgeon (who is technically the knee and hip specialist) brought in the ankle specialist (she was on maternity leave when my surgery was done) for a consult.  After some digging around they both determined that the wound had no depth to it - which was good news.  Although there were no signs of an infection they put me on a two week course of antibiotics as a ‘precautionary measure’.  They cleaned the spot out and bandaged me back up- told me to continue PT and general rehab without any restrictions, and made me an appointment for 3 weeks.  It really is a small spot that won’t heal, and my biggest problem right now is that I can’t wear any shoe with a back on it.  Not a problem in the middle of summer, or if you live in Arizona.  Unfortunately, I just got home from school early because of an ongoing snowstorm.  I’m really getting sick of wet, cold socks. Ugh…

Deanne (aka DREAMS)



Comment by Gerryr

February 9, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

If they didn’t do a culture they are either stupid or lazy. Nobody can tell just by looking, only the culture is definitive.


Comment by dreams

February 9, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

The wound at this point is very small and had very little if any drainage this morning. The foot and ankle specialist said there would be more concern if the wound hadn’t already healed under the spot. I talked to several others who said there probably wasn’t enough there to culture (the wound has shrunk to about the size of a pencil eraser). At this point it’s not causing me any pain, and since it’s still making some progress, and since the course of action if it was infected would be to put me on antibiotics (which I’m already on)I’m not inclined to worry about it.

Deanne (aka DREAMS)

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