Posted , 4 users are following.
I had my first orif ankle surgery 3 weeks ago at a hospital miles away from home as I got air lifted there. I then went to my local a and e because I'd lost all sensation in my toes (6 days after surgery). The consultant at my local hospital was disgusted at the job the original hospital had done. I had just managed to get out of the house that day on my crutches.
Low and behold the next day I was in having surgery again, the surgery went better but having 2 5+ hours surgery has really taken it's toll on my foot and toes. I had to spend a week in hospital on antibiotics and with my leg elevated (complete bed rest).
I have no feeling what so ever in my toes and they feel like bits of wood attached to my body. And if my foot isn't constantly elevated my foot swells like a balloon.
I feel like I'd got so far and then went all the way back if not further back than my original recovery. The only saving grace for me was the consultant spotted the mistake after a week and not after 4 weeks.
It's just hard to keep your mood lightened when even mundane tasks are no longer possible and it's very frustrating to say the least.
0 likes, 12 replies