Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

These pictures need a warning. So here is your warning. It looks nasty and the fact my foot is bigger then my lower leg should let you know the swelling is still intense. We went to the doctor today to remove stitches and staples. It felt like ant bites. The actually "putting on the cast" was torture. Trying to bend my ankle almost made me pass out. This is the outer side of the leg. This is where the plate is and the most tender spot on the leg. It makes me cringe to think of the plate and 5 screws that how hold this bone together.

This is the inner ankle and this is where pins and wires are holding this bone onto my ankle. I am amazed that God made me and has given doctors the tools put me back together again.

The kids were dying for an orange and blue cast but they only offered pink, purple and red. Since I am not a red girl...pink was the winner. The doctor and nurse could not get my foot to a 90 degree angle so I go back in two weeks to try again and recast. The good news in the foot seems less tender in this position and in a hard cast. Keep up the prayers...hoping to walk soon.

2 comments:

Amy Leigh said...

Sweet Marsha-
I hate that you are having to go through this. I love you.

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