Leg comparison, a study in the art of slicing my fascia

While recovering from my ordeal, I thought I would try and compare left and right to see if there is an obvious difference between the wounds.  My consultant said that it would very possibly be completely different as everyone is different, and each leg is also very different.

Looking at the image though, it doesn’t look too far off though, although the top wound of my right leg certainly looks a bit longer.. Time will tell.

Surgery day, all went well.

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.

Operation before picture

And here, you can see right leg, perched next to left leg, relaxing , lacking the distinct markings left leg received due to a rather nasty altercation with a man with a knife 8 months ago.  Little does right leg know, that fate may deal him a similar blow, very soon.

I have the date for my second leg surgery

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.

Back on the waiting list

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.

Left leg pending checkup

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 🙂

Final rogue stitch removal

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 🙂