Yesterday wasn't as bad as it could have been. We managed to get in and out of the house/car without doing anymore damage to my ankle. I have a more solid cast on now so I'm not quite as worried about accidental pressure. We got to the medical center yesterday and into the waiting room when the front desk girl tells me that I was at the wrong office. They have 3 different locations which they neglected to tell me when I made the appointment. I got lots of sympathy from the old ladies waiting. One of the old men started telling Mike how to get to the other office. He said that it was less than 10 minutes away. His wife understood my pain and said, "but she already made it into the waiting room." That is the real battle at this point.
So we finally get to the correct appointment and we were in and out in less than an hour. The ortho surgeon told me what I knew he would, that he recommends surgery. He wanted to do it today but the swelling and bruising is so bad they have to wait a few more days. It's scheduled for Friday at 1:00. Mike will take off work and we have a 3 day weekend with MLK day on Monday so the timing is pretty good. I don't really feel like messing with a second opinion. He said all the right things.
He said that it will hopefully keep me from developing arthritis in it, will heal more quickly and correctly, and will actually be less painful in the long run. Of course the first 48 hours will be painful and difficult but after that there will be much less movement in the ankle. Right now every time I move I can feel the bones and ligaments popping and rubbing together. It is incredibly uncomfortable. He also said if all goes well I should be able to walk on it with a walking cast in 4 or 5 weeks. I won't be running any marathons this year but that can wait.
I got off the nasty Vicodin which wasn't allowing me to knit or do much of anything productive. I got a prescription for Darvacet which makes me sleepy but doesn't make my head feel like mush. I've only taken 3 today and I'll try to keep it that way tomorrow.
We've been trying different ways to get me around but so far the only thing that works in the house is my old reliable office chair. My couch is so low and without the strength I cannot pull myself up from it. I can scoot onto the chair and roll my self where I have to go. Mike has brought a few rentals in for me to try out but so far nothing has worked. The wheel chair was a real lifesaver yesterday getting me around town. Mike smashed his fingers in it when he was opening it up in front of the med center. He said it was twice as bad because he couldn't unleash the torrent of profanity he needed to because of the old lady brigade going into the building.
I went ahead and put my Etsy shop on vacation mode. I actually had a sale late last week but the buyer was very understanding. It's a Valentines gift so they are happy to wait until Mike can get it in the mail next week. I'll keep you up to date.
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