My foot that is. I went to the doctor yesterday and the good news is that my incisions are not infected. The bad (ish) news is that my body is rejecting the internal sutures and I am having a mild allergic reaction to them. They are actually working their way out of my body, which the doctor pointed out. Little white threads which I thought were pieces of dried skin ( you peel like crazy once you get out of a cast ) and he told me that there was not a thing they could do about it but to watch it and make sure I do not develop a fever and to make sure the incisions do not reopen, but since I am 7 weeks post op that is not likely to happen he said. He told me I could take tweezers and pluck the ones poking out of my leg out, which made me panic, but after getting home and working myself over about it I plucked it out with no problem and the relief was immediate. The others are flush with the skin still and located in the incision so I am not touching those yet until they work themselves out more.
He was very pleased that I was walking without crutches and told me I was looking great, even with my incisions looking as they did. I have to go back on the 31st and he told me as well as I was doing he totally expected me to walk out of his office with no boot on when I leave. He cleared me to take the boot off when ever I want, including to sleep, as long as I did not try to walk without the boot. So at least I can take it off when the pressure gets to be to much, as everything touching the skin is painful to my leg.
That is about it for tonight, I am about to go get this boot off and watch Ave Ventura 2 on TV! Have a great night folks!
I've got Ace Ventura / Ace Ventura II on DVD - we watched the first one recently and now the man is insistent we get onto the second. Hehe. I love Jim Carrey in those movies.
Sorry about your body's reaction to the sutures! I'm going to have sutures soon...on my forehead! Won't look pretty, but oh well.
I hope your body and the meds begin to get along soon, hun!
I am glad you are not having an infection. Speedy recovery, that is what I want for you!
Yikes!! Nothing like removing internal stitches ... Glad you're healing well...
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