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Surgery (Sorta) Scheduled

Monday, November 15, 2010

I went back this afternoon for my follow-up visit to see if Dr. Olive thought I was ready for surgery. And, thank goodness, the swelling is minimal and I’m going to have surgery some time on Wednesday—but the clinic’s offices were already closed by the time the doctor saw me (my appointment was at 4:40), so they’re going to call me tomorrow (Tuesday) morning to let me know what time surgery will be on Wednesday.

He is going to have to go in and plate both ankle bones—a spoon-shaped plate on the fibula (outside bone) and a claw-plate on the tibia (inside bone) to grab the little tip that broke off and reconnect it to the rest of the bone. He said that I’ll be in another cast-splint for a week after surgery (but that he’ll do a “much better” job with it than they did in the ER, with plenty of padding) and then after that, I’ll be in the boot and able to start putting weight on it.

Pray they can get me in early on Wednesday for surgery—it’s outpatient surgery, but the later in the day they do it, the more likely they are to have to keep me in the unit overnight for observation. And since I had a bad reaction to the anesthesia after my back surgery seven years ago (sick to my stomach), I’m afraid that if it’s later in the day and I get the least little bit nauseated, they’re going to want to keep me overnight, which will just serve to run up the expense.

Once I know for sure what time surgery is, I’ll post it here and on Facebook.

8 Comments
  1. Monday, November 15, 2010 7:18 pm

    At least you’re one step closer! Hope you get good news tomorrow!

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  2. Monday, November 15, 2010 7:44 pm

    Glad that the dr’s have your surgery scheduled. Praying it goes well and for quick healing for you!

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  3. Monday, November 15, 2010 8:15 pm

    Oh I know you are ready to get this over with! I’ll be praying!

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  4. Monday, November 15, 2010 8:20 pm

    Praying for you!

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  5. Monday, November 15, 2010 8:23 pm

    Prayers going up for you, Kaye!

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  6. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:01 am

    Praying for you!

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  7. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:02 am

    Praying that the surgery is early in the day, for the surgery to go well, and for a perfect healing.

    Hang in there, Kaye.

    I’ve had 13 operations through the years and this verse has always been a comfort to me:

    Isaiah 26:3
    You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

    I personalize it as –
    You will keep me in perfect peace because I trust in you, I fix my thoughts on you.

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  8. Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:07 pm

    Praying for you.

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