Monday, March 23, 2009

Get Out of Jail Free Card

I went and saw my foot surgeon today for the first official post-op visit. Overall, he is very pleased with the way the foot looks. He looked at my black toes and stated that it was "vascular insult" and that they should continue to heal. The skin grafts are taking well and look like they could have been props in "The Silence of the Lambs." Things are going so well that he doesn't need to see me for 4 weeks!

I was pretty excited about seeing my new and improved foot. My friend Kristy was kind enough to drive me to the doctor appointment and showed true friendship when she agreed to go back to the cast room with me. The cast technician removed the cast and prepared everything for the doctor. After meeting with the doctor, the cast technician began removing the stitches. This is where the trouble began. I was excited and trying to count the stitches as they came out, when suddenly I felt nauseated, dizzy and hot. I looked at Kristy and said "I am not feeling well." Kristy told me to stop looking at my foot and lay back. The technician apologized for not having me laying back in the first place. It took about 20 minutes to remove all the stitches. Every time I raised my head, Kristy yelled "Stop looking!" I was also very nervous every time the doctor and cast technician took my foot out of the cast. Kristy reported that I whimpered, shook and kept saying "they are going to drop my foot." After all of this, I had a beautiful, blue cast applied and Kristy gets to tease me for being a wimp.

The best news is that I am officially released from house arrest and will be returning to work tomorrow!!! This week, I will only be allowed to work half days but starting Monday, I will be back to work full time!! YEA!!!!!!

Thank you for reading and God bless,



  1. Glad to hear things are going well...

    I'll be there to pick you up around 1 to bring you to work!

  2. You're an insult to your own vascular system?

  3. My vascular system is just very sensitive and it doesn't take much to insult it!

  4. Did you tell your vascular system that it stank of elderberries?

    I'm just glad you cover all that up with a wickedly cool Penny Karma Original Toe Cozy while you're in the office. The best part is it matches your cast.

    BTW - was Kristy a good friend and keep up the stitch count, or was she too busy calling you a wimp?