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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

They gave me a CD with images of my X-rays on it at the doctor’s office today, so of course I had to share! (Click on the image to view full size.)

  1. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:23 pm



    • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:00 pm

      Of course, my original title of this blog was going to be totally inappropriate, including the verb “screwed.” But I decided to be good.


  2. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:27 pm

    Double ouch!


    • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:09 pm

      It’s been surprisingly painless—or mostly painless. There have been occasions when it’s ached or when the abrasions from the original ER splint/cast have been inflamed, but nothing much to even require more than two or four ibuprofen a day.


  3. Angie Arndt permalink
    Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:36 pm

    Ow, ow, ow, ow!

    My husband has 13 screws and a plate in his ankle from falling 15′ out of a tree ten years ago. The good news is that he didn’t have to use any pain pills after the first day. And, it doesn’t bother him now.

    ‘Hoping and praying that you do just as well.


    • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:11 pm

      My mother and grandmother have both done this, too. Only, I did mine a lot worse than theirs—they were both putting weight on theirs within three weeks of surgery. David, the physician’s assistant, today said that with this severe of an injury, sometimes, it’s eight to ten weeks before the patient is putting weight on it. 😦


      • Judy permalink
        Wednesday, December 8, 2010 11:32 pm

        6 weeks for me!


  4. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:40 pm

    I echo all of the ouches. Wow…


    • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:12 pm

      Imagine what it would have felt like (for the rest of my life) if we weren’t living in an age when they could do this!


  5. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 9:04 pm

    I foresee you setting off some metal detectors. 🙂 Glad the surgery appears to be a success! Amazed at what doctors can do with bits of metal and plastic. 🙂


    • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:13 pm

      Yep–that’s why I got the copies of the X-rays . . . so that next time I have to fly somewhere, I can print off a copy to take with me to prove I haven’t embedded a bomb in my ankle.


  6. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 9:30 pm

    Wow, Kaye. Are you bionic now? 😀


  7. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:08 pm

    You’re in the same club as my mom now! She’s got a nice collection of pins and screws from a car accident she had a little over 3 years ago. Still tough for her to get around at times, but it’s better than the alternative they suggested initially which was a possible amputation. God is good!


    • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:16 pm

      My dad offered to lop it off for me for free, but I opted for the expensive surgery instead. 😉

      Glad to know they were able to operate on your mom—and I’m sure that even on the bad days, she’s still thankful to have everything in tact. I know I am!


  8. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 10:20 pm

    Y’all may or may not have seen my Twitter/FB update. At least three more weeks staying off the foot/elevated/no weight on it. But I found a place in Little Rock that rents knee walkers, so we’re going over there tomorrow to get one (will be so much easier on my parents not to have to lug the heavy wheelchair in and out of their vehicles every time we go somewhere). I’ll probably be hating it by tomorrow night (sore back, hip, knee, I’m sure), but it’ll be nice to feel like I have more mobility.


    • Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:38 am

      Oooo, a knee walker! A teacher at our school had one of those! I always wanted to borrow it and go sailing down the halls!!!! Fun, fun! Of course, you should NOT do that!

      Those are amazing xrays. So clear! It is amazing what technology can do. Now you can get your pat down at the airport when you set off the metal detectors! 😉


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