Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Goodbye Boot!

Whew, surgery is OVER! I had my foot surgery two weeks ago, and am finally starting to get back to normal (well...somewhat). I was quite surprised at how painful the first week was. Honestly, I was not prepared in the least. The first few days it felt like the entire foot was on fire. After doubling the pain meds, I felt much better. *smile*

It turned out that there was much more in my foot than expected. My doctor was shocked to find I had not one but two neuromas in my left foot. To top it off, they were two of the biggest neuromas the doctor had seen all year.

The bone spur on the joint of my big toe was about 1/4 inch thick. He said they basically fractured my big toe and then cut off spur. I have to say this has been the roughest part of the recovery.

So, aside from the scars from my last surgery, I have three lovely new incisions: one is around 2 inches long, the other two about 1inch each. My foot looks like it has been through one tough battle. I still have quite a bit of pain, tingling, shocking feelings, and swelling. Then of course I have the permanent numbness. I am adjusting and I think not having the boot will help with this. I am so glad it is over.

My doctor is very, very happy with the progress made already, and thinks I will feel a whole lot better once all the healing has occurred. I am so blessed to have him as my surgeon and that everything has been taken care of. Hopefully, this is the last of my surgeries and I will be back to the gym, snowtubing, and long battlefield walks very soon.

Thank you for all your prayers, emails, and support. I apologize it took so long to update. I'm in the middle of finals, so it has been hard to balance my recovery, papers, and updates!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am happy you are doing so well. I will continue to pray for you and for your healing. I shed my boot and was never so pleased to be able to walk. I look forward to seeing you in the chatroom soon.
Paula Thompson

(Asher's List) Zachary Thompson

Kelly said...

Laura,

I just thought that I would let you know to check McKenna's site. She gained her angel wings this evening.

In HIm,
Kelly

^BJs^ mamaw forever said...

Hi Laura, so glad you are on the mend! Is it true it takes up to a year to fully recover that kind of surgerY? We're just glsd your better sand the feet are now Happy Feet!!!!! Yea!! We love ya Aunt Laura your the best!

^BJs^ mamaw forever said...

better sand??LOL musta been have asleep??? LOL You know what i mean??!! LOL

Gibson Twins said...

So glad to hear things are going better! Hoping for even more good days ahead :)

Gibson Twins