Day 19…..Thank for the doctor and nurses at Urgent Care today. They took very good are of K-bug this morning and got her fluids in her and zofran and helped her to feel a little more perky. Tonight she is feeling more herself. She still won’t be going to school tomorrow but at least she won’t be feeling as “punk” as she has been. Hopefully the fevers will stay down now. I thank the good Lord for the doctor and nurses that kept her in check and knew what she needed right now. I think she is turning the corner tonight. *big smiles*
Today I am so thankful for my foot doctor and his assistant, Aaron. They sure know how to make my day. I called to ask if I could just wear shoes now. Aaron told me that I could but I needed to be very careful about what shoes I wore. He encouraged me to stay in my boot until I see Dr. Clair next week though. He said that I will most likely will be out of my book next Friday when I come in for my appointment. woohoo!! I don’t know if they will give me a special shoe to wear or if I can actually wear my own tennis shoes. I hope the latter. The only thing that worries me is where the laces go across the top, where the scar is on top of my foot. That area is so tender still. We’ll see. But I am just thankful for a GREAT foot doc and his assistant. I think his skill of putting my own bone marrow into the fracture has done the trick of making my bones finally heal correctly. AMEN. Now to be able to walk without any pain or much less pain than before. I am thankful.
Well this has been an adventure today!!!
To start off our morning, we were going to hit the grocery store before I had to be at the hospital since I didn’t have to be there until noon. We get down to my car and I realize someone had broken into my car. My glove box had my papers on the floor. The book about the car, my insurance papers etc, other stuff I keep in there for emergencies, etc. The stuff from the arm rest cubbie was on the floor by the driver side. There was stuff from under where my stereo is on the seats. Funny thing is….nothing was missing. All my CD’s are there (must not like Christian music lol), all my change that I put in my ash tray was there. That is the only thing valuable in my car. But for some reason I also had checked my trunk before opening my car just to see if I had room for groceries because I hadn’t taken out my tent and stuff from my recent trip to Riverside. Everything was still there too. So I don’t know what this person was looking for….but obviously it wasn’t in my car. As I rule, I always lock my car, but I must not have hit the button twice and heard the honk. I don’t know. It’s weird. But I did all the manager and talked to her. She had said that someone else had had their vehicle broken into also, but nothing was taken either. This is so very weird. She called the police and alerted them. The are going to come talk to me tomorrow since I was off to surgery today and it was nothing too serious. Alrighty then.
We got home around 6 pmish. Surgery lasted long than we all thought. The doctor told mom that the screw was broken inside my bone as well and the head that was broken off on the top (which I knew). But also that the screw was broken in two other places in the tarsal. So that is what made the surgery longer. They put a pain block in from the knee down but started it up by my hip (through my sciatic nerve, I think) so actually my thigh feels a bit numb too but i definitely cannot feel my foot at all right now. Totally freaked me out trying to get out of the car out home. Surgery went pretty smoothly though. The doctor was able to get my own bone marrow from my heel into the tarsals and fill them up then put some new hardware in there. The huge hope is that this now will fuse them and make the bones stable therefore, less pain. (fingers crossed and praying hard)!!
Mom was there trying to help me get me get my leg/knee on the knee cart….not being able to feel my leg was totally scary/freaky. I about started bawling, but navigated it ok with my mom right here. She basically held me up all the way to the door. I felt like I had a missing leg. Totally get it now what people say when they lose a limb. Then I go to the front door of the apartment building and there were two cement steps, I sat down and pushed myself up those two backwards. LOL Then proceeded to scoot myself backward in the door to the only flight of steps to my apartment. Luckily they are carpeted and inside. LOL oh and only 5 of them! That was pretty easy.
Getting back up was interesting. But mom and I did it. I am using muscles again that I didn’t know I had.
I think K is just plain freaked out. But she is hanging in there. She has been great help today. She helped get supper out and brought some to me. She got the ice pack ready and put it under my leg. I think we’ll do great. I am also so glad that mom will be here until Saturday though!!
To add to the fun tho…(insert extreme sarcasm)….before getting out of the car and stuff….we got parked and were talking about how to get in the apartment building. I think mom was so worried about how this was all going to work, when we all got situated OUT of the car and stuff…shut all the doors on the car…she locked the doors to the car…..locked all the keys in the car…except my apartment keys. My car keys, her keys, both our phones! all we could do was laugh. my spare keys were in my car too because i just got them fixed and hadn’t brought them in yet (duh julie). so….yeah….it’s been a day!!!
So, we managed to get to us all into the apartment. Went up the managers apartment and called the locksmith who came after hours and only charged mom the usual fee not an after hours fee (what a great man)!! He “broke” in and mom was able to get all the keys and phone and everything out of the car. She double checked and checked again. By the time all of us were up here eating some supper, I think all us had anxiety attacks. 😛
blue toes because they used a blue solution to clean my foot and leg before surgery to disinfect and sterilize. It matches my nail polish! Like my sausage toes? hehehee
Today is the day!
Holy cows….woke up by my child running into my room like the house was on fire. Just to tell me it was 6:22 am. I think she thought we overslept. Nope….my alarm was set for 6:30 am. I just would have liked those extra minutes. Boy am I selfish or what? LOL
I go to work per usual. We have another Winter Storm Warning this morning. It’s APRIL!!! This is NOT supposed to happen. It’s spring. I want flowers and birds and bright sun. uffda. lol Might as well enjoy huh?
I see my Pdoc today after school providing the weather lets me get there. I need to see him since it’s been more than 3 months. I want to get off some of these meds. I am sick of medicine. If anything I need something to get rid of the physical pain but probably won’t happen since I don’t see the rheumy doc for another couple weeks.
Friday is an early out day…..I need to get my Minnesota Driver’s Licence that day. My Iowa expires on my birthday next month. So gotta get it done. another uffda.
I have more to say this morning but need to save it until later as I am running out of time this morning. I will try to write more while at work….Have a good Monday.
Here are my late Friday letters again….maybe I should call them Saturday letters instead. Friday was busy this week with doctor appointments and stuff like that, that when I got home, I just crashed. But anyways….here they are:
K: So proud of you for having a good week in school and making it through you MCA tests and not having a meltdown. Way to be a 4th grader! I love you always and forever!
to my mom: thanks for calling me almost every night just to check on us. you mean the world to me. 2 hours away from me seems just too far sometimes. some days I wish we could just get together and have coffee or soda’s or something
to Brooke; thanks for canceling dance….the ice really sucked on Thursday
to Kelly; your eagle eye is killing me…..work isn’t as fun when I can’t be myself anymore
to Karen, my BFF – congrats on getting your certification back and becoming officially a drug and alcohol counselor in Kansas again….wooohoo and happy dances for you!!
to Dr. Cunningham and Dr. Orvidas – thank you for taking good care of K this week. You guys are great docs.
Bout had enough of this low back and hip pain. Been up since about 3:30 AM….I just couldn’t handle it. I have a pretty high pain tolerance, but I have had enough. Went to the ER around 4am….they took x-rays…no fractures or stress fractures or anything like that…thank the good Lord. they gave me scripts for some pain meds. thank you. I hate them, but will use them when I need to. They are also sending me to a spine clinic. should be interesting. I still need to google the places here in the Cities as I don’t know anything about them.
This sure will make moving next week fun. NOT!! I am going to have to make some major calls to friends and family up here. I can’t do this. I am supposed to start PT on my knees next week too. My freakin body HATES me. I am so trying to get healthy and get rid of pain. Losing weight that I need to. Exercising more. even after going to the ER today, I headed over to the YMCA and swam and did water aerobics. didn’t get out of there until nearly 10 am. doing the exercise helped loosen me up and stuff. helped more than I thought. I did a LOT of stretching before and after. I have only taken one pain pill today. will probably take one before going to sleep. just so that i can sleep.
I don’t know what else to do. this is totally nuts. to have this much pain. i see the chiro just about twice every week. he is trying hard to get my spine to be right adjusted. it sticks for about 3 hours or so…then the pain returns. I am not doing stupid crazy stuff to end up hurting my back again. but something isn’t right.
sorry needed to vent a bit…