Thursday, December 20, 2007

Well On The Road To Recovery!

Wednesday was a huge day for me and my broken ankle!

This was my first post-op visit with my surgeon. We arrived at his office and I had to have my original cast/splint removed. This was a very tender procedure, the cotton was stuck to my leg because of the stuff they cleaned my leg with, on top of that my leg was greenish yellow. The cleaning process was rubbing alcohol. Very cold and it felt GREAT!

After the cleaning it was time to remove my staples. The final count was 6 staples on the inside
of my ankle and 15 on the outside. I'm not going to lie to you the staple removing was painful. I felt like I was getting stung by bee's - I hate that feeling!

After the staples I was on my was to x-ray. That was not too bad just uncomfortable. Why is it the x-ray tech always want you to put your self in positions that if you could manage to get into you would not need an x-ray???? One of the deep questions of life!

Next was the meeting with my Doctor. I was shown my x-rays and was told that my leg was healing so well that the breaks were hard to locate. My Doctor had to actually point them out to me. Part of the reason for this was the great work of my Doctor and lots of screws, pins and a plate. Two big screws in the large leg bone and a plate with six smaller screws and pins. See the
photos and if you click on them I think they will enlarge.

Bottom line was that I was NOT given a plaster cast but a WALKING BOOT. Thereby proving that my healing is moving forward and by my next visit in January I'm to be walking without and assistance of my walker or crutches. Oh, Yea, I can drive! I feel almost human again.

Stay Tuned!

I Remain,
Pastor Steve


Anonymous said...

Big Bro says "glad your recovery is going well".

PS: great pics, are autographed copies available?

Str8Arrow said...

Now quit yer slackin' an get to work you weasel!

Steve Cox said...

Yes, but wait there's more!

I love those Billy Mays commercials!

But wait there's more!!!!!

John said...

You ought to add a disclaimer on that "click to enlarge" comment in your post. I clicked on the top photo and it zoomed in so close I could just about count your leg hairs....SCARY SIGHT!

Anonymous said...

I feel almost human again.

I've known you for a long time, and I'm still debating that idea myself.

I'm pretty sure I agree with the almost part.

farmer Tom

Glock40shooter said...

Praise the Lord you've never had to hitch hike, you certainly don't have the legs for it.

Steve Cox said...

Thanks to all of you for your heartfelt comments. Reminds me of the old saying:With friends like you...