I've been kind of out of commission for almost 2 months. I FINALLY found a doctor that would operate on me. He is amazing and I felt totally confident that everything would work out. I've seen many tender mercies for me and my family during this journey.
I spent 4 days in the hospital and these cute kids came to visit me several times. I really have been amazed at all they have done for me to help me recover. Ry has been completely amazing too! There is no way I could've done it without them.
These are my nice swollen legs the day the bandages came off. They don't even look like legs. I had to do a lot of icing, and still do. I'm also doing tons of physical therapy. All of my pre surgery pain is gone!! Now it's just fully recovering. I am doing amazingly well. I went back to work last week, so I'm starting to feel a little more like myself. My legs get tired by the end of the day and I still have to take meds at night, but I'm more than thrilled with the results.
Here's a side view of the piece I have in my leg. This is not my x-ray, but gives a good idea of what I've got going on. I will now forever set off the x-ray machine at airports. Fun for me.
And, here is a front view. They had to cut a piece off of my femur and tibia and then had to drill the new pieces in. Super painful, but super glad I got it done. I watched a video of the procedure they used. It's brutal. No wonder I was so sore for sore long. That's okay, I'm on the mend, and am happy to say that things are looking up for me!