I am walking vicariously through all of you today! No-one has to run – a slow dawdle would be fine.
I got to see the scars this morning and then they had to lie me down and give me pills!! LOL
The astro-dweeb said it was "very impressive" and I think he felt queasy looking at it too – but they didn't lie him down and give him pills! ha ha – he will deny it made him feel queasy - he says he found it "interesting" …. I guess that's the scientist in him!
I have over 50 internal stitches just on the two tendons!!! These do not dissolve – they stay there for ever & ever.
The main incision is 8 inches long – curved like a hockey stick from the side of my foot up past my ankle. It is also at least half an inch wide so it looks really, really hideous!! I hardly noticed the little 2 inch incision on the top side where he did the ligament.
The funny thing is that I would be whingeing here if I only had the ligament done but now I see how wussy that would be. In comparison to the tendons it is a pinprick and I'm pretty sure I am not feeling much pain from it at all.
I now have to go onto another drug – Lyrica – to prevent nerve pain. So between the Percocet, some codeine, the Lyrica and the shots in my stomach fat, it is a wonder I am coherent!
The doctor hid everything with a cast today – I got purple this time – a little more cheery than the black. I can not believe how painful this is - I even said to the doctor today "wow, I had 3 kids without pain relief & they didn't hurt this much'. It is like my foot is covered in crawling stinging ants and someone is giving me a really, really severe ongoing Chinese burn at the same time!
Might be awhile before I am up and training for the London Olympics!!