Monday, June 24, 2013

Surgery Day

I'm at the surgery center now. In 40 mins, My much awaited surgery will begin.

Finally!

For those that don't know, I'm having tarsal tunnel surgery and the removal of a cyst, which is related to the tarsal tunnel syndrome. TTS is like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, except it involves the foot rather than the ankle. In my case, wankle  ;--).

Afterwards, I'll be in the best recovery room in the world.

My Motorhome!

They are perfect places to recover!

Have a great day everyone -- catch ya'll later.



Update:
Got home at noon.

Settled in.

Some tolerable pain for awhile, but better now.

They have attached a hand grenade to my wankle. I must not sneeze....



Actually, It's a pain pump.

Toes are very numb and tingling. So long as they have feeling, I'm doing OK.

I'm in bed, ice pack on. Small ice chest beside me with ice in it.

Opened my big window by sofa, dumped water out there from ice pack they gave me.

Oopsey. Closure thingy falls off.

Hobbled to bathroom - the walker helps as I hop.
hhad to get another ice pack from under bathroom sink.

Again, RV's are great recovery rooms!

I did get colorful once when I shifted and a major muscle cramp took my leg hostage!

My language that is....

I'm gonna be OK :-)

28 comments:

  1. I am so glad glad for you! Please let us know you are ok when you can...here's for a very speedy recovery!

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    1. Thank you. I'm doing great, I really am! Soon, I hope to be out there again!

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  2. Best wishes and good luck to you.
    See you on the flip side.
    My wife has had foot surgery (something called Morton's Neuroma) and her biggest fear was that they'd operate on the wrong foot! My guess is though, with a cyst, that shouldn't be an issue.

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    1. Hi Bob. Haha, that's funny because the last surgery I had for TTS, my friends made me write WRONG FOOT on the foot that wasn't to be operated on! The doctor wasn't impressed with that...
      I think I came across that condition when doing research on TTS during these 3 years of dealing with this. But I really don't remember what it was. I hope she's doing well now.

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  3. Best of luck to you! Hoping that this finally solves the problem!

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    1. Thanks Mary -- hopefully, this will be the end of it all! I want to go hiking, bike riding & showing dogs again.

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  4. We'll be waiting to hear that everything is great. I agree, the motorhome is a great place to recuperate.

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    1. So far, so good :-) WAs thrilled that I could walk around in my boot a little bit today. I still have some tingling, but that's probably normal after the surgery.

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  5. Good thoughts for a speedy recovery coming your way.

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  6. Best wishes for a speedy and uneventful recovery. Soon it will be time for fun and travel.

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  7. Sending my greates thoughts for a full and speedy recover and the end to all this wankle stuff, so you can move on and have some fun.

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    1. Thanks Jo, yep, hopefully, this is it. I'm going to be positive!

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  8. OMG - the photos give me the creeps! Been there, done that, but not that kind of surgery. It does look nice and clean, though, and I'm sending good wishes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for you. :)

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    1. Well, you've had your share of those views for sure. I hope they are all behind you now. I rather like the views you are having now better. I'd like to get to NM & do some traveling there. I will get to that in my future. Hugs to Katie.

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  9. Oh good! If one can say "good" about surgery, well then, good! I do hope this brings you much needed and waited for relief! Wishes for a swift and uncomplicated recovery. Go home and pamper yourself!

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  10. By now, your surgery is probably over with. I hope everything went as planned. Speedy recovery to you!

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  11. Thinking of you and your recovery. Take it slow, follow orders, remember the ice and keep it elevated!

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  12. And remember that elevated means above the level of your heart, not just up on a footstool. For once you have permission to slump. :) We want you well and traveling again.

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  13. Continuing wishes for a speedy recovery! Hopefully you'll be back on the feet (literally) in no time! ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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  14. Hmmm, somehow I've managed to hit some button that won't let me do individual comments. I have no idea what I've done! Still getting used to the new netbook, which has a VERY sensitive keyboard! Anyhow, thank you everyone for your comments. They are encouraging & really do help! Ha, now all my reply buttons are popping off & on with highlights!

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  15. Just got the message. So glad you came through okay and I hope this means you will finally get back on the road again. Good luck!

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