Well, here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for, what my new bionic leg looks like. Warning, gruesome picture ahead LOL
Well, I am lying here in my hospital bed, watching a film (Escape Plan), and relaxing after a day of surgery, sleeping and eating.
By all accounts, the surgery went very well. My legs bandaged up like last time, pains not too bad, although that might just be the class A drugs I’m on 😀. Had some loverly food, and I’ve been well looked after, by both hospital staff and my other half (who is currently having a well deserved drink at my brothers wedding party that I am missing).
Recovery will no doubt be slow, having to obtain a balance of resting, keeping it elevated, and exercising it.
Just waiting, wearing my surgical pants, its going to be an early one, probably going to be the first in.
Well I received my appointment, finally.
7th October, 2017, which is a Saturday (surprisingly). So its just a waiting game now. Unfortunately, that is only five weeks in to my new Job which is a little inconvenient.
Still, I have needed this doing since I was about 15, so its worth it.
Well, I am back on the waiting list. I saw the consultant on Tuesday 13th June 2017, and it was a very quick appointment. He is happy to do the other leg, and he has put me down for another surgery.
And now, less than a week later, I have already had my notification that I am on the list, and asking me if there are any dates I cannot make, and if I am happy with a short notice op.
Seems to be happening quicker than last time, and I wouldn’t be surprised if its done sometime soon. Fingers crossed.
Well, in three days I will be going back to see my Consultant regarding my leg, and to discuss the possibility of having my right leg done.
I have to say, after suffering nearly all my life with bad legs, I really do think it’s worked on my left leg, but alas, my right is still suffering from bad cramps when walking, so hopefully will be able to get that one done as well.
Besides, I need matching scars 🙂
I went for my last physio appointment today. During my deep tissue massage the physio noticed that on my lower scar, it looked like there was still some stitch embedded in the healed skin.
I had assumed it was just a stubborn scab which had not healed, and I had managed to resist the picking of, but guess not.
She sent me down to see the nurses, and sure enough, it was a small amount of thread still embedded in the skin. A quick prod with some tweezers and it twanged straight out. At least I got a new plaster 🙂
Its now been over five weeks and my leg still looks a mess. I don’t know if I was expecting it to be healed more than it is, but it just seems to be taking its time.
It feels a bit more comfortable which is the main thing, although the Jury is still out as to if the surgery has had the desired effect, as I still have a bit of cramping when walking. Again, maybe I am just too impatient.