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The other shoe dropped... - Micole Khemarrica
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The other shoe dropped...
... I have to get another surgery.

The bone scan indicated there was some bloodflow across the gap, but x-rays showed that what is happening is my body is filling in the gap with cells to produce cartilage... to create a false joint instead of bone.  Since there is a spot that has correctly fused together, he doesn't want to split the bone completely apart and start over, but what the remedy is will be determined once he actually opens up my foot again.  The best option if everything looks good is to clear the wrong stuff out then use a circlage (a wire wrapped around the bone).  The worst option, if the bone is too porous, is a plate with a lag bolt (yay, more metal)  and the third option between the two extremes is a plate with a circlage holding it in place.  In any case, the existing screw will be removed, expected heal time is 8-14 weeks, and I'll be stuck on the couch again for at least part of that.  On the bright side, I have all the mobility equipment already so there's no wait time to get them.

Meanwhile, a few days after the surgery, I'll be having guests visiting, which on one side is a bummer, on the other a blessing... Wolf can keep me pinned down so I don't get up before I really should. :)

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niall_shapero From: niall_shapero Date: May 1st, 2014 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Best wishes

My best wishes for a speedy recovery (and may the best case scenario be the one that turns out to be the true one, when the doc "takes his look inside").
kagur From: kagur Date: May 1st, 2014 03:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry to hear about more surgery again. I hope you're back on your feet sooner than expected. Hang in there!::snugs::
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smudge_dragon From: smudge_dragon Date: May 1st, 2014 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, bugger! I was really hoping you were on the mend. T-T

Many prays going out for you.
shockwave77598 From: shockwave77598 Date: May 1st, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope this fixes it. Get better soon!
tuftears From: tuftears Date: May 1st, 2014 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snugs comfortingly* Hope it goes well!
chefmongoose From: chefmongoose Date: May 4th, 2014 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww, :/ Bummer about more surgery, indeed.
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