The last time I posted was just three days before my bunion surgery. The surgery was on July 27th. The surgery went off without any problems. What the doctor did was break my three middle toes, putting pins in them to make them go straight. They had been leaning a great deal to the outside of my foot. When this was done, he also removed the bunion on the outside of my big toe, that had formed because of the toes leaning to the outside of my foot.
I awoke with my leg wrapped in curlex and an ace bandage from just below my knee. Actually, the curlex was from my ankle down, but the ace bandage was all the way to just below my knee. I had a fair amount of pain, but that was to be expected.
Instead, later that afternoon, occupational therapy came to assess me as well. For me to go anywhere but home, both types of therapy had to assess me. Occupational therapy agreed with physical therapy. They submitted the report together for the insurance company. The next day I went to the nursing home for rehabilitation. That was July 29th. I have been here since.
|Life's Little Tangles|
I was honestly surprised (pleasantly) that I was going home. I had more or less resigned myself to the fact that I will see the doctor again on September 2, but won't get my pins out of my toes until September 15. The doctor did tell me I could go home as soon as I met the therapy criteria. I guess I passed, so on Thursday I GET TO GO HOME!!
I figured out this morning how to add pictures to this with my new computer. I need to go to therapy for the last time.
Happy Stitching everyone!