July 10, 2013

I Should Have Gone To IHOP Part 2

If you didn't read Part 1 I have a video of the trampoline mishap
you might want to go there first.
Click HERE! 

Well here is the rest of the story.

 I tore my ACL and meniscus and both lateral ligaments.
I had to wait eleven long day's before surgery. I wasn't hurting too bad as long as I kept the brace on and didn't put any pressure on it. Sleeping was not very good either.

My sweet grandson all upset that grandma was in the hospital!

Here I am the morning of the surgery in front of the hospital. 

 I promise you I wouldn't have been smiling if I would have known what I was going to feel like after surgery!

On my way in I made my husband take a picture of me next to a pay phone. I thought it was pretty funny because I don't remember when the last time I saw one was.

Here I am dressed down in my gown and waiting. Again, there I am smiling, oblivious to what is coming. :) 

After 2 1/2 hours of Surgery... Just let me die!

My sweet grand-kids made me a poster and brought flowers to the hospital.

The first week after surgery was ten times worse than the actual injury. The pain was horrible and I couldn't do anything and I mean anything by myself. If you would have asked me, I would have told you that I would never walk again. Luckily my husband was able to stay home and wait on me 24/7 for the first week and a half. 

Going to get my stitches out!
We talked about where the bone was drilled and where the screws were.
I was so swollen. I told my doctor that I think he forgot to put my knee cap back in. ;)

After three weeks of staying at home, and only going out of the house to therapy, I begged my husband to let me go to Walmart with him. I promised to ride in one of the carts. After making him wipe it down several times with the disinfectant wipes, I took a seat.
I know I have a wide load in my behind, but I didn't like how it brought that to everyone's attention with the beep noise every time I backed up!

For the next while I had big callouses on my hands from the crutches, sleepless nights from having to sleep with the big brace, knee pain, and swollen knee, leg and foot.

Just take a look at this fat foot. 

Weeks after things are getting better. Therapy is actually getting easier...

still swelling but bruising is going away...

Although I don't think I will ever get used to sleeping in this big heavy brace. I need to learn patients. I'm sure I will be out of this brace before I know it!

Soon I hope the swelling will be gone and my knee cap will be back. 
After six weeks I have lost the crutches and now I just have the brace. Can't wait till I will be back to doing my everyday activities!


  1. That looks so very painful, Marcie! I admire your courage and spirit throughout the surgery and recovery process. I'm glad you are on the mend with your loving family's support:) The braces doesn't look that bad although might be very uncomfortable to sleep in :( Best wishes for a speedy recovery and soon you will be back on your feet! Hugs,Poppy

  2. So painful!! You never expect the recovery of surgery to be worse than the actual injury, but unfortunately it is. I'm glad you are progressing and on your way to total healing!!


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