almost 1 Week
Well... surgery went well on Thursday, May 9th for this broken ankle that has been endless. From what I heard if was under two hours time. Originally, the doctor mentioned the placing of a plate, screws and bone graft. Successfully they didn't put a plate in, but three screws and bone graft as mentioned. I was woken up from the surgery while they were still bandaging me up. Then into the recovery room, I saw my mom and brother come in. Both had a look of relief from their worry of me going under and hoping that all would go well. Thank God, and my dad, that it all did.
What I was told was the doc said a min of 6 weeks I would be no weight-bearing on my left foot. Additionally, no toe moving too. Who would have thought that moving the toes would be such an ordeal. And home bound that is. But the stitches will be removed after two weeks. Then I shall see what was done and put into my ankle. The splint that it's currently in is quite the heavy thing, even though it does not fully wrap my whole leg. And it does come right up to two inches below my knee. I understand the need to hold the ankle in place, but the weight of it doesn't help much.
It's only been one week, and I feel cut off from the society. And the dreary weather of New York doesn't help the bone matters. Seems that going outside is just very cumbersome. Really no weight bearing is quite the task. On top of fighting our human natural reflexes. Not easy. Upon stitch removal, I am very curious to see how it looks, how long was the cut.... and how will it heal once the stitches are off. Of course, how are the screws placed in my fibula is more and more of a curious point. However, nowadays, keeping it elevated is key to prevent pain. Quite some pain. Except even keeping it elevated also means pain, just much lighter degree. Elevation also means lie down.
In another week or so, being able to see what it is may be a good thing... i think. Of course, only time will tell. Praying for a speedy and real full recovery without further damage ado!
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