Friday, May 25, 2012

Surgery!

May 29th I will be having the surgery for my ankle.  I have to have a plate and several pins/screws put in.  The break itself is apparently rather stable, however it pulled the joint which is why I have to have surgery.  I cannot have anything done with my knee right now, mostly due to the rehab that will be required after it's done.  Two joints at once is not a good idea.  AND oddly enough I am "too young" to qualify for an immediate replacement surgery, so hoops have to be jumped through...pun intended!  However my Dr is going to try to expedite the process since my deductible is paid.

I am a little nervous about the surgery, because.....well it's surgery and that is a major thing.  I'm worried about my recovery time and how long it will take.  I want to get back to work, but I have to be realistic as well and make sure I don't push too far too fast, but not sit on my laurels either.  Time will tell.  The surgery is generally same day and I could be discharged that same day.  I am going to push for an overnight stay, not because I love the hospital particularly, but because I have no main floor bathroom and would like at least to not have to attempt stairs that first day.  I am planning to take my laptop up to the hospital and try to get online while I'm there.

I did remember to get a temporary disabled parking pass, it's nice that it is good through August.  I shouldn't even need it for that long, but it's good that the option is there.  Even the closest spots still seem a mile away from a store entrance sometimes. 

The kids and I are going to do the shopping tomorrow so that there isn't anything we really need next week. We will not be going without a list as I know how they are in the store, so we need to have something to stick to!  I want to have stuff they can also help prepare next week as I'm going to require more help than usual. 

I didn't get any pictures today of Das Boot, but tomorrow we are going to do some decorating, so I'll be posting pictures when that is finished....I'm hoping it turns out as fabulous as I'd like it to be!

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