Saturday, June 12, 2010

Feeling vaguely bionic

This will be quick, as I'm mostly back to one-handed typing for a little while.

Surgery went well, though it did take all day to get through it. Post-op, the doctor said it would never have healed on its own, so we really had to go this route.

He compromised with me on riding, sort of. The only way he'll let me ride sooner than 6 more weeks is if I concede to have another cast put on in a couple of weeks. So after this initial post-surgical wrap comes off, I will be back in a cast for a bit. The sacrifices I make for my ponies. In the meantime, I need to keep this stretchy-fabric wrapped splint clean AND dry. Bone infections can apparently be nasty and require 8-10 weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Perhaps my surgeon also has a degree in Psychology?

Here is the x-ray from the emergency room, day one:



And here are the two post-pinning x-rays from yesterday:




We're medicating with Tylenol only as Vicoden doesn't do much better for the pain and causes unfortunate side-effects like vomiting. No fun.

4 comments:

Breathe said...

I bet you'll be able to type much faster with your new titanium ness.

I'm with you on the Vicodin. That stuff made me pass out when I had it for my concussion.

SIX WEEKS? LOL. I don't blame you one bit for opting for a cast.

Kate said...

Hope you feel better soon - looks like surgical intervention was a good idea!

Buckskins Rule said...

That's some serious hardware, Jessica!

Go with the cast, if it'll get you on the horsed sooner. Follow the Doc's instructions to a tee. That bone infection thing sounds bad.

Glad to hear everything went well overall.

Katie said...

Jess- LOVE the pics!!
Hope you're healing fast and resting (I know that's hard for you!).

Let's grab coffee soon. Let me know when you're up for it!