It went well. I'm a little foggy on the couple of hours after the surgery, but the doctor went in with a camera first (which I knew he was going to do) and saw not only the bone chips but a bone spur on the ankle, so he ground that down (sounds like woodworking to me) and also removed the chips. He said that the cartilage looked about 95% great, so sounds like not too much permanent damage was done - woohoo! The best thing was that while in the recovery room, he came in and put a walking boot on me - not that I'm supposed to be walking on it, mind you, but it's much more protected should I accidentally put some weight on it. Now - when will it stop hurting? Million dollar question. 'Cause it's not feeling too good right now.
A few pictures of my lovely day, thanks to Kelly:
Waiting to be called back to the pre-op area. Not nervous at all!
Last shot of my wonky ankle - I wonder if it won't be so pointy and prominent now that the bone spur is gone. The great unwrapping of the bandages in a week or so should be interesting.
Bleary-eyed - why do they have to start things so early in the morning? Quite the fashion plate in my lavender gown and teal socks.
Home. Kelly got me settled in bed and headed out to do the drug run. Paco laid on my stomach and was a little concerned - he kept looking from my foot to my face. Not the greatest picture since I used my cell phone, but seriously, this was my view for a while!
Later on, I removed the boot for a while so I could ice it better and discovered that my leg was tan!!! So THIS is what I would look like with a spray tan! I kinda like it! This was the stuff that they prepped my leg with - I'm assuming some sort of strong anti-bacterial something? Anyway, it was cool. :)
I can't tell you how much it pleased me to know that the socks they gave me matched my toe polish! Why yes, I do take delight in the small things!
Finally, I just want to tell you all how much your comments and personal emails have meant to me - I am overwhelmed by the support of our blogging community - heck, Kelly and I became friends through blogging, and that crazy girl drove up from Houston to take care of me! You guys are the best. Big hugs to all of you!