Health Care Woes

I was just reading a few blogs and have determined that it was unusual to let 2 weeks elapse before having surgery.  Trust me it wasn’t my idea at all but I could not get in to see a specialist because I had not been referred by my primary care giver…I had not been injured in forever and I am rarely sick so I don’t have a primary care giver…Anyways, long story short, I ended up having surgery 5 hours away from my home because everyone was booked up or refused to see me unless I went through their ER. I could have been 2 weeks closer to recovery…

3 Comments so far

  1. tomingeorgia on July 29th, 2009

    It’ll be 8 weeks from the day of injury to the day of surgery for me. I’ve wasted 2 months! I really hope the tendon hasn’t deteriorated in the meantime and that a full recovery is still likely.

  2. Smish on July 29th, 2009

    Josh: Thanks for posting the video of when you hurt your foot/ruptured. I made my boys come watch it just to see how easily something like this can happen. They jump over creeks like that all of the time.

  3. dsut4392 on August 2nd, 2009

    Josh, I was 10 days between rupture and surgery. My surgeon said if it’s more than 6 hours before he can operate, he prefers to do it at 10-15 days, because earlier on there is too much swelling and inflammation to see what he’s doing, and it also puts more strain on the stitches.
    I felt the same frustration about waiting when I could have had it done a week earlier in the public hospital, but in the end went for the security of the more experienced surgeon.
    There is so much difference in treatment that you shouldn’t let a week or two worry you. When I look at some of the posts from people who were 9 weeks NWB in a cast, and compare my own scenario FWB in a boot 3 after only 3 weeks I’m glad I made the choice I did.
    Best of luck to you in your recovery. I hope you get back to your crazy creek jumps as soon as possible, with a more successful outcome next time!

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