I’m home and already feeling better after my ankle surgery at 7 a.m. this morning.
I’ve been home for about 2 hours. It took about an hour and a half, Kasi said, to do the surgery. She stayed and waited until it was over to take me home.
Down The New Pathway:
The first dilemma was getting me from the front parking lot to my patio.
Kasi called Steve and asked him to unlock the front door. Then unlock the patio door so I could come in from the front parking lot to my pathway.
It was a slow trek from Kasi’s Volvo SUV to the path. Then as I was trying to turn the corner to the pathway, the pad on my knee scooter slipped and I fell.
I wasn’t hurt at all. And just now Steve fixed that right up.
After that Steve guided me onto the pathway and then indoors by walking backward and keeping the scooter steady.
I just couldn’t get myself coordinated to break the fall. No blood, no scrapes, no worries.
Lunch Was Taken Care Of:
Kasi went to Chicken Salad Chick down the street to get the two of us lunch. She got an extra container of chicken salad that I will eat at supper, along with a side of fruit.
Steve had a planned luncheon with one of his friends. And Kasi has now gone home to take a nap.
I’m hardly in any pain right now.
Nerve Block In Ankle:
They gave me a nerve block in my ankle at the end of surgery to hopefully help keep the pain from taking over. Sure feeling better than when we left this morning.
Plus I have pain pills. And I’ve already taken one. They told me to take them for the first few days to try to keep the pain manageable.
I’m not sure exactly what they did during surgery, or if he went farther than his arthroscopic plan. He said he might have to make a cut to get the fused bone out that had become problematic.
They said the nerve block would probably wear off during the a.m. hours when I’m sleeping.
I’m glad to get this thing over with. I will need to go see him in two weeks. I guess then I can find out more about what was done in the procedure today.
Here’s Ivy trying to get something on the wall that she sees.
My Doctor Is Very Organized:
I’m thankful the doctor had me get the 4 medications I’d need last week so we didn’t have to stop at the pharmacy.
So I’m still alive and kicking. And hoping for a future that is less painful.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and support.