First Doctor’s appointment

Posted on December 17, 2011 by hashworth.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Armed with a wealth of information gleaned from achillesblog.com and google searches, I went into my appointment ready to discuss when I would have my surgery.

Came out in a lighter fibreglass light blue cast and very confused about whether to operate or to not. Believe I should leave it to the opinion of the doctor I guess you have to put your faith into something.

My doctor was for non-surgical treatment but wants to see my ultrasound first.

I’m now in a cast that has been cut down both sides to allow for it be opened for my up-coming ultrasound, and then it’s been wrapped up in bandages. It’s way lighter than my other cast so already feel more mobile

My concerns:

When I next see him, it will have almost been 2 weeks since my rupture, from my research, surgery is best done as soon as possible, though he confirmed it was still okay to do within a fortnight. But if I do have surgery, I will have lost these 2 weeks of healing, and be back at square one. I know that 2 weeks in the whole scheme of my recovery is not much, but right now it feels a very very long time.

NHS: It’s free but very slow for appt times and waiting times, and really how good is it? This is my first experience dealing with NHS - so I have no idea.

I need to have an ultrasound before next Thursday, however when we went to their reception, the receptionist very nearly laughed in my face at the thought that I could dream of getting an appt within 7 days! She took my very important piece of paper with all the details on it, and said I’ll have to phone you when I can get an appt for you. I haven’t heard back yet, and I’m wondering if that was such a good idea. I should have taken a name at least, and a number to call her back. I’m really praying that I haven’t been lost in the system. Think I will call Monday - if I haven’t heard back.

To make me feel better, my lovely partner Carl made me an XO Cafe Patron Martini with Green & Blacks "Burnt Toffee" dark chocolate.

XO Cafe Patron Martini

To make - shake in a shaker:

  • 1 1/2 part XO Cafe Patron Tequila
  • 1 part Vodka
  • 1/2 part Disaronno Amaretto

Serve with any dark chocolate :)

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