What I learned from my recent surgery…

Patricia Bradley Uncategorized

Before anyone becomes alarmed, it was only foot surgery.

What do you mean, only foot surgery? And is that the ceiling?footsurgery

I didn’t mean to imply foot surgery is minor, but in comparison to heart surgery, it is. And yes, that’s the ceiling. Since I had to lay flat of my back with my leg elevated for 48 hours, it was the only way I could get a picture of the cute face the doctor drew on the bandage. ūüėČ

Anyway, back to the title of this post. What I learned. I think I’ll do bullets since that’s what I’ve been biting lately.

  • When ¬†doctors say¬†this won’t hurt much, they’ve never had foot surgery.¬†
  • When doctors say you have to lay flat of your back for 48 hours, they actually mean 60 hours.¬†
  • When a doctor prescribes pain medication in doses of 1 tablet every 6 hours…well, see bullet #1. The prescription didn’t last the 48 hours.
  • I don’t care what the doctor says, it hurts to resplint¬†the¬†toe.
  • I bet it’ll hurt when the pin comes out, too. Did you know they don’t put you to sleep to do that?
  • It’s impossible to redress the foot once the bandage is off. I should know–I tried it today and ended up back in the doctor’s office…where she wanted to take the stitches out. Early.¬†
  • You can talk a doctor out of taking out the stitches.

I expect to be back to normal, whatever that is, in a couple of weeks. Thanks for stopping in, and I’d love to know if you’ve ever had an operation where the recuperation wasn’t quite what you expected. Leave me a comment, letting me know, and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card or a $10 iTunes gift card…or a copy of¬†Shadows of the Past–The winner’s¬†choice. Follow my blog or newsletter and it will earn you more entries. ¬†Drawing will end next Monday night.

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