Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Surgery

Well, I made it through it and I think I did so without mentioning Dr. McDreamy or Dr. McSteamy. At least the anesthesiologist said I didn't say anything, short of warning him to avoid seeing the new Will Smith flick, Seven Pounds, as I had heard it was horrible. Don't remember that conversation at all nor any others so I am hoping he wasn't pulling my leg and that is all I did say!

Dr. McGlamory was wonderful. I went back to the surgery center around 9:45 a.m. to get prepped. After that, I think I walked over to the surgery area around 10:00 a.m. I remember nothing after that except a bit of what felt like someone flopping my foot around. I was wheeled out and was recovering around 12:15 p.m.

While in there, he removed or fixed (not sure which at this point) quite a bit of damaged cartilage. He asked if I had had an injury on that foot that would have caused that and I said no. Only thing was the previous foot surgery. Anyway, it's fixed now. As well, he took care of the bone spurs, a bunion on the outside below the little toe and then he put internal wires in the little toe bone as well as the big toe bone. I think both required drilling in the bone. Sorry about that, that's probabably TMI, as it certainly is for me!

Despite the Percocet, I'm in quite a bit of pain. Of course, I am hoping it subsides sooner rather than later. As I've mentioned to a few friends today, it feels like I've had my foot in a bucket of ice cold water for about 24 hours and then it was shot about ten times with a nail gun. That about sums it up.

I go to see Dr. McGlamory this week for a bandage change. I'm sure I won't be able to look at my foot but I'll be sure to provide an update here. Thanks for all your warm wishes and phone calls. Pin It


Maria Peters said...

Aw. Poor little tookers!

Glad to hear you made it through with no residual memories! Here's to quick healing.

Leslie said...

I am glad your surgery is over and hope you are feeling NO pain very soon. Take care.

Addie said...

Hi Patti,

Since the Percocet isn't knocking out the pain (I can't take that stuff either), maybe there's something else they can give you.

Hang in there and don't hesitate to call if there's anything we can do for you.


Poolie said...

Thanks for the update. Lots of wishes for a quick recovery.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Ouch! I hope you heal up quickly.


Anonymous said...

Hope the pain eases soon and that you have a speedy recovery!
Debbie R.

greytblackdog said...

you should ask mcsteamy or whatever the doc that put you to sleep was, if he has a blog that lists all the funny things people say when he puts them out. now that would be a riot!

hope you feel better soon!

Zan said...

Hope you're well on the road to recovery by now. I'm glad all wnet well and that the pain is beginning to lessen.