Thursday, May 28, 2009

Surgery #20, Here I come!!

My foot has been killing me from skating lately - the same place I had it broken and re-set 1 1/2 years ago - so I went in for a check up with my foot doc.

X-rays were taken first and the doc and I immediately sat down with them. To me, they looked great! But then he pointed out where my issues were.

Due to the repositioning of the bones, I have little space in between two bones in the top of the foot and they are pretty much just rubbing against one another. He told me how painful this is, which was nice he confirmed how I feel intense pain whenever there is pressure there (skating). He said we could go in surgically to "file down" those pieces of bone, allowing for more space between the bones. Or I could just use padding (which is what I have been doing) and, well, suck it up. That's what my gut told me to go with until he said the next thing.

"And one of the two screws we placed in your foot is loose and will need to be removed. I mentioned this being a possibility after the initial surgery (he did) and it's soon going to pose a problem for you. Lucky for you, I can take these out with the same incision!"

Yes. Lucky me.

They'll be calling me Monday to schedule my surgery. It'll be as soon as 3 weeks or as late as 6 weeks.

42 comments:

katery said...

oh snap, another surgery? you poor dear!

Wordgirl said...

No.
Way.


Nancy.

*sigh*

Wordgirl said...

I was so distraught for you I forgot to give you lots of these:

XOXOXO

Kerry said...

WOW!!! You have really crumby luck. Hope your surgery goes smoothly.

Lisa said...

That is crazy! I can't believe you are having yet another surgery. Hopefully it will get rid of the pain for you...

Melissa said...

man alive, but if it will help ease pain in your foot :)

balls though!

just me, dawn said...

insane, but if you have to...and it helps....wishing you the best.

JJ said...

Well CRAP. Universe, leave Nancy alone. Thanks.

Robin said...

No way!!! ANOTHER surgery? At least this one isn't abdominal but damn..

Hope it makes you feel better at least!

Tara said...

You know I really was only kidding when I said you should round the number up from 19 to 20...

projectkjetil said...

No.

Motha.

Effing.

Way.

So sorry about all the surgeries, lady. What a horrible (and hopefully NOT neverending) surgery saga. Will be thinking about you. Pain is no fun at all.

Carrie said...

Lordy, woman! I don't know anyone else who has had that many surgeries. How are you still put together!?

Kristin said...

No fucking way.

And, I thought my family had a screwed up medical history.

{{{Hugs}}}

Beautiful Mess said...

DAMN GIRL! Hope you're feeling ok *mentally* about this! Sending yo lots and lots of love and hugs!
*HUGS*

Sarah said...

Wow! Do you get nervous or are you used to it?

Good Luck!

Denise said...

You should get some type of frequent flier miles for surgery or something by now!

Sarah R said...

Ouch!!

They should totally make a medical journal just for you. LOL....

Poltzie said...

Do you have stock in surgical supplies? Christ that is a lot of surgeries! I've never even had one.
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Geohde said...

Oh crap.

Sigh. Get well soon and geepers, you poor thing...

xx

g

Steph O. said...

You WON the "most surgeries" award, now you're just showing off! ;)

Hope it goes well & relieves the pain. :)

Charlotte said...

Jesus Christ Nancy!! WTF for real woman?! This needs to stiop...good Lord. Get yourself together! Hope you get a break from this shiz soon!

Misty Dawn said...

ughhh

Well, at least your deductible has already been met for the year from your previous surgery, right? ~wink~

(((HUGS))

ak said...

Good grief woman. Is this like one really bad joke?

At least you won't be in pain once this is done.

Hugs! Feel better & take care of yourself!

Jendeis said...

Why doesn't the hospital give out frequent flyer miles? You and my husband would totally clean up! :)

Husband is having the screws removed from his foot on Monday. We'll see if that eliminates his pain.

Kaci said...

Damn. Makes my foot hurt just reading about it.

calliope said...

good lawd, woman.
sucks ass.

p.s. maybe they can do some bionic work while they are in there and you can skate out of there...just a thought

jenn said...

oh shit. this just sucks monkey balls! i'm sorry you're hitting 20...

ssbean said...

Truly speechless!! I can't imagine, another surgery. How many is this now?

eden said...

Are you fucken shitting me??

Ok Nance, admit it. You only have surgeries for all the general anasethetic, don't you.

HA.

Sorry if you don't think that's funny ... just trying to make you smile.

Fuckin love ya like a sister. XOXOXOXOXOX

(A hot rollerderbying sister with better boobs than me)

Sara said...

Seriously? You are a real pro at this surgery shit.

Sucks. But I hope you get some relief!

Jennifer said...

Damn girl.

You should write a book on all your surgery experience...you're an enigma ; )

Sorry to hear about the foot...get if fixed - you don't want to live with pain in your foot as active as you are.

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Artblog said...

Bloody hell woman! Have you thought about not doing all these crazy sports for just a short time, enough to give our poor body a little rest?

But well, you wouldn't be Nancy if you did, huh :)

Hope the surgery goes well, good luck and hugs!

Jen said...

Sorry I haven't commented in a while. I have been really busy.

I thought I told you a few weeks ago, no more surgeries!!! I hope this one goes well for you and there is no complications and even more so...I hope this is the LAST surgery you need for a long long time!!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Unfortunately you ARE a pro at this.

Good Luck! I hope it helps the pain and that 20 is your LAST surgery.

Photogrl said...

Another one!?!

I hope this is the last...

((HUGS))

Dana said...

Damn Dude!!!!

Michelle said...

Damn. Sorry to hear you have to have another surgery but hopefully you'll be pain free in the end.

Shinejil said...

Argh! This sucks, Nancy!

kjames106 said...

I bet you have GREAT insurance! Or at least have used up your deductible by now!!!

Kirsten said...

That just sucks! Hopefully it'll be a quick & easy one for you & THE LAST!!!!

JamieD said...

So sorry Nancy.

Do you get a frequent flier card?