Jun 20 2008

First Appt. after Surgery…2 weeks post-op

Published by marianne at 9:25 am under Uncategorized

Well, Wednesday, June 18th was my first visit back to the doctor’s office since surgery.  I was 2 weeks post-op and fortuneately everything went as they had explained.  I saw the Physician’s Assistant, in the cast room.  I was anxious just hoping everything would look good.  I just wanted to hear the words, “Everything looks great”.  Dave, has a super bubbly personality and is very up-beat– very funny guy….well, anyway he started sawing away at the cast, which was a wierd feeling, and off it came.  As he pulled the cast away from my leg I could see a dark coloring inside the back portion of the cast….it was black.  The first thought I had was, “uh - oh, is that normal?”  So I immediately asked Dave, “how does it look?”  His reply was, “I don’t know; I haven’t seen it yet.”  I was just so anxious, but my dear husband who immediately bent down to check out the leg said,  “It looks really good!”, and he was smiling.  I felt relieved, as I couldn’t bring myself to trying to look…It just felt very, very tight.  Dave had me lay on the table, face-down, to take out the staples and stiches.  He had me taking deep breaths, and boy did I need them.  11 staples and 8 stiches hurt like hell while he was taking them out!!!!  I know I have a very low tolerance for pain, but I had been hoping for less pain :)  Yeah, right…..  Then some hydrogen peroxide and back on with another cast after moving the foot up a little bit.  Dave said that everything was looking good. …. Yay!!!!  I was sooooooo relieved.  I then asked him “since the incision is closed, does that mean it won’t get infected?”  PA’s reply, “Anything can still get infected…sorry I don’t have a magic wand.”  I guess I asked a stupid question, but I felt it couldn’t hurt to ask…..:)  Dave wants me moving my toes alot for the next couple weeks and my next visit will be July 1st….My husband took a picture of my incision before Dave took out the staples/stiches, I just haven’t been able to post as I’m getting error message when I try…..It’s about 6 inches long.  Dave’s parting words to me were, “Stay out of trouble….”  I thought to myself, “how much trouble could I get in laying around all day?” :)

Well, as I continue on this slow road to recovery, I am so grateful for all of you and your stories and comments.  I read everything on this site and feel like we are family, although we haven’t met….This situation we are all in doesn’t seem so lonely…. thanks dennis :) and thanks to all of you for sharing and for your support.


4 Responses to “First Appt. after Surgery…2 weeks post-op”

  1. offdibbon 20 Jun 2008 at 10:20 am

    great news marianne, glad you’re ok and progressing well. must be a good feeling to have seen incision, after 2 wks of not knowing. keep wiggling those toes, offdibb

  2. damacaron 20 Jun 2008 at 10:35 am

    Congrats on a second cast! Glad everything is healing up well for you. Keep on crutchin!


  3. neryson 20 Jun 2008 at 12:40 pm

    hi marianne , good news . im off to my 2 wk check up on tues . i have a nurse calling every other day to change my dressing (have cam boot ) they say its healing well ,got 20 staples to remove….. think ill take some pain killers before i go…….keep in touch my a.h buddy xxx

  4. mattson 23 Jun 2008 at 6:01 am

    Marianne-The Colostrum supplement I have is a GNC based product from the Preventive Nutrition Label. It is in pill form with yellow lettering, blue bottle and red lid. The effects from it-All I know is that I have not gotten sick since I started taking it and it seems to help in the healing of my injury and just overall healing. Like I said I read about it on the internet and Im sure that it couldn’t hurt, so I tried it. I also have atleast 80 grams of protein drinks a day with a good multi-vitamin. Good Luck, hopefully it will work for you also.

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