Thursday, October 30, 2008

Day after surgery

My surgery went well yesterday. It took longer than expected (5 hours vs. 2.5 hours that was originally estimated) apparently my surgeon is a perfectionist and wanted the bones to be lined up perfectly too... yay me. I have photocopies of the x-ray showing all the hardware in my ankle now.. it is really kinda crazy. I am going to post that here when I get electronic copies.

I received 2 nerve blocks; 1 sciatic and 1 femoral. I couldn't feel my leg at all last night which was so bizarre .. it was like a leg full of Novocaine.. which of course equals no pain. I can't believe I was scared of these nerve blocks and all wishy washy about having it done. It was a life saver. This morning the femoral block wore off... so send in the drugs ;) My nurses are fabulous!

If all goes well in the next few days they will kick me out of here on Sunday -- woo! I will most likely stay with my parents for a few days to get use to my crutches.

Thank you all for your kind words, support, cards, flowers, balloons, knuudles, knitting needles, vixen pink care package (the blanket is like my wooby) derby books & mini helmet, beautiful wrap, treats galore, chocolates, a pink pony, "it sucks to be me" t-shirt and many, many visits from so many dear friends/family. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by so many that care.

All and all I am in good shape. Glad to see the light at the end of the tunnel and can't wait to sleep in a comfy bed.


  1. HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY! Glad you got the surgery! Hope the pain isn't too bad! Hope to stop in w/ an old MP3 player for you on Saturday and some good stories from the party!

  2. W00t and yay!

    I'm so glad to hear it went well! What a peculiar medical adventure. Freak that I am, I can't wait to see pictures of your cyborg ankle innards. ;-)

  3. You're like a bionic woman now! Part human, part machine! Congratulations, Iris, and best wishes for the rest of your recovery.

  4. Yay! I'm so, so happy it went well. Take care, and let me know when I can drop by with my massive library of movies!