Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Out Of Commission

Okay, I know I said I was going to stay on top of blogging but my goodness we have been busy.  I always feel that this time of year FLIES by so fast and I just want it to slow down so we can enjoy it.
So a month ago today I had surgery on my foot.  I had been hobbling around since March due to Achilles tendinitis and a bone spur on my heel. I did some bursts of prednisone, physical therapy, and even put a heel lift in and nothing helped.  So we finally made the decision that I was going to have surgery (called Tenex).  I had two option, the Tenex procedure which was less invasive or another one where he would cut me open detach the Achilles, scrape the bone spur and get all the gross out and reattach the Achilles.  I chose the less invasive and so far things have been going well.

My dad took me to the hospital bright and early on a Tuesday as we had to be there by 5:30 am.  I was very anxious and nervous for this surgery.  I had no idea what to expect but they finally wheeled me back around 7:00 am.  When I got back there my Dr. came over and told us that the machine that they use didn't get delivered and was in Omaha.  They were trying to borrow another Dr.'s but that Dr. wasn't being to nice about it.  He told me he was probably going to have to cancel the surgery...I told him I wasn't coming back if the surgery didn't get done.  He got some Dr.'s together and they went to talk to another about borrowing their machine and they finally agreed.  Thank goodness!!!

The surgery didn't take too long but I was in recovery for a while and we finally made it home around 1 pm.  I was sent home with crutches and a boot and I wasn't able to walk on my foot for a week.  I slept most of the first day but started to get a terrible headache mid afternoon.  When Grady got home he was very concerned about mommy's surgery and wanted to see it.  He was so sweet covering my up with blankets and making sure I was okay.  Jesse and Grady helped me get upstairs to our bedroom and ready for bed.  I took a pain pill hoping that my headache would go away as that was causing more pain than my foot.

My Dr. called the next day to see how I was doing.  I told him pretty good but my head was just throbbing, he said it was probably from the anesthesia and that it should go away from the afternoon.  I went back to sleep hoping to find some relief.  No relief came and I have never experienced that type of headache before.  I couldn't open my eyes, couldn't watch or listen to the TV, and any noise just about sent me through the roof.  By Thursday morning I couldn't take it anymore and needed some relief so I called my dad at 6:45 am and told him I needed to see our family Dr.  He drove me to the Dr and let me tell you I looked like a train wreck.  I had on a shirt that was three sizes too big, I hadn't showered in a few days, my hair was everywhere and I was on a knee scooter.  As I wheeled myself in the Dr. office I had to lay down because I thought I was going to pass out.  My Dr. came in and looked at me and I got two shots and some new pain medicine.  I went home and slept until about 11 am and finally my headache started to go away...I actually showered!

Since I was off my foot a full week I had to have a lot of help from my husband and dad.  They traded off dropping off and picking up Grady and my dad took me to work each day.  Sometimes it definitely takes a village! I went back to the Dr. last week and I'm to continue in my boot the rest of this week then I can start taking it off and walking more without it.  If I'm going to be walking a lot I need to wear it otherwise I can just wear some good shoes.

It's been a crazy busy month and I'm so glad this surgery is over.  I hope it helps me a lot because I don't want to do another surgery again...I'm over it.   It's hard being a mom and not being able to do the things you typically do..I didn't care for that!

Hope you all have a great week!