Friday, July 23, 2010

Yay for no complications!

With the surgery, at least. :) The surgery went off smashingly. Dr. Pupp said he thought it went even better than my left foot. And he put three knicks in my heel cord to stretch it some. Given that, there is extra pain, but the pain is just kind of expected. ;)

The only thing that went wrong is that it took four tries to get an IV in. OUCH. The nurse first tried in my left wrist, and she thought she got it in, and then it moved or something. Then, she got an anesthesiologist, and that lady tried in both hands, but both times the veins rolled. So finally she gave up on my arms and she and the other anesthesiologist in the room decided they could put one in my left foot, because I apparently have huge veins there. What made it awesome, especially after three bad sticks, was that she gave me a shot of numbing medicine and after that, I didn't feel anything as she put in the IV. No pressure, no pinching, nothing. It was quite a relief, because the first three tries really, really hurt.

So yeah, we got home just before 9:00. Yay for not having to stay overnight! And yay for general anesthesia. Apparently sedation is just not strong enough for me, so my doc decided that he was not going to go through the hell I gave him last surgery when I was just sedated, so the plan for general anesthesia was set up weeks ago.

This cast goes all the way up to my knee, instead of just above my ankle like last time because of the work he did on my heel cord. It makes using my scooter a bit more difficult, but oh well, I'll figure out a way to get used to it. :)

Tomorrow, I'm gonna post a picture of what my feet looked like before neither one were fixed, and a picture we took on Thursday with the left one fixed. It's pretty awesome.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to hear all is well. I hope your recovery is smooth and fast.

    I can't believe you have never had a Mike and Ike! Do they have them where you live? They are so so so good, and you can't walk into a store around here without seeing a Mike and Ike display. So obviously they were a staple for our long car ride tomorrow!

    I will certainly take tons of pictures on vacation. I'm sure I will be driving my family crazy. I always tell them though that someday, they will be glad I took all these pictures. I don't know if they believe me though. I am bringing my computer (to upload my pictures really, because I think I will fill my memory card!) but I am not sure if I will have internet access or even if I will have time to post. But there will certainly be vacation picture overload once I get home!