My leg with the plate and screws before surgery.
Well I finally had the surgery to remove the plate and 10 or so screws from my leg. I have been aware that I would have this surgery from almost the time I had the first one to fix my broken leg. Its weird to know that you are voluntarily going into surgery that will cause you to be down for a while. I went in last Friday morning, had surgery about noonish, and was home by 3 in the afternoon.
As you can see, my leg is wrapped up pretty good. I cannot put any weight on that leg for the next 10 to 14 days. I have to wait until the surgeon takes out the staples. I am on crutches until then.
So I was really nervous and scared when I went into the hospital on Friday morning. I had talked to my surgeon about the surgery, I had exercised to get myself ready for surgery, and I even used the internet to look up what would happen during surgery. Yet I was still kind of freaking out on Friday morning at the hospital.
But life provided me with the best "let it go" situation. I checked into the hospital at 7:30 and had an IV in by 8:10. I was scheduled to have surgery around 9:30, but 9:30 came and went, as did 10:30, and 11:30. Having to wait so long really got me annoyed. Which in turn, took my mind off being scared and made it so that when it was time to have surgery, I was really ready to go. I asked what was going on and they said I was scheduled to be my doctor's second surgery of the day, but for some unknown reason, he chose to put some else's surgery in front of mine.
I finally got to go to surgery and asked the surgery nurse if I could have a screw from my leg. She actually said yes.:)
This time, unlike the surgery after I broke my leg, I was fully aware as I was wheeled into the surgery room and as they prepped me for surgery. It was an odd: the big surgery lights, people moving around me as they strapped me down to the arm tables they use (its kind of like being on a cross- I know, weird comparison but true.) Then came the anesthesia and before I knew anything, I was waking up in a recovery area.
Yes, that is one of the screws that was in my leg.
So that was Friday and its Sunday now. I am healing up, and my leg hurt pretty bad yesterday. But today its feeling a lot better. I am trying to keep myself busy by reading, exercising (however I can), and learning Spanish (or at least trying.)
Alrighty, I'll keep y'all updated. :) Hope is all well with you! HUGS!!!