Follow up, Blood clot, Fall and re-rupture … aka shitty day.

Posted on November 10, 2011 by efrain66.
Categories: Uncategorized.

So my 2 week follow up was Wednesday. 1 day shy of my surgery. Doc was pleased with my wound and put me in a boot. The plan was to begin partial weight-bearing in a week. I had some calf tenderness so I went for an ultrasound to check for clots.

Went for ultrasound, tech ran into my foot and it hurt like hell, so after she found 2 blood clots I had to go back to my surgeon to check my foot.

She tells me it is still good, but I need to go see my PCP about the blood clots. So I go and do that and hear about shots of Lovenox to get my blood thin until the Cumidin can kick in and keep my blood thin for 3 months. Shots were to be for 3 or 4 days. Cumidin will require several checkups a week to check if it is too thin or not thin enough as it is a guess and check kinda thing. Spectacular.

At this point I have to pick up these drugs and this is where the story goes awry. So my normal pharmacy doesn’t have it. Going to Walgreens would have been $100 a shot, but they had the Cumidin and were open. After having to go in to figure out this detail and find out how to get the medicine since my insurance pharmacy didn’t have it I am on my newly acquired knee scooter in my boot. I am waiting in line to buy a drink while my wife is in back dealing with the Pharmacy. Just standing there I pull some pressure off the knee scooter while standing there and as I try to put my knee back down it slips of the side and I put my foot down.

A day later a MRI has confirmed my re-rupture and I get to start over Monday. Needless to say what positivity I had maintained has officially left the building.

Only funny thing was that my surgeon says that this time she will loosen my Achilles from my calf because in people that have normal size calves this wouldn’t have torn, but since I have massive calves it makes it harder to take any pressure early. That process will heal faster than my tendon and won’t be an issue and will still give me full strength when done.