Saturday, April 30, 2011


Dr. McGorgeous agrees with my assessment. There is a greater than 90% chance he needs to break my bone, but he said he will put a camera in and look around just to be sure. And then he told me to plan for the bone breaking. I'm glad I had an extra week to look at the CT scan myself and come to terms with this before hearing that.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Not so Hot

I won't lie. I talked the CT tech into giving me a copy of my scan Thursday morning. I don't think she knew that I would go home and attempt to read it myself. But. I did. I don't see Dr. McGorgeous until next Friday, so I'm glad I have at least a passing ability to read these things, or else I'd go nuts. My computer screen doesn't have the highest resolution, but it appears that part of the articular cartilage is gone. That means the big bone cutting surgery. Hopes weren't high before, but they are in the gutter now. Maybe I'll get some miraculous news next week anyway.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Not hoping

I'm having a CT scan tomorrow. There is a small chance that I may not need the bone breaking surgery. If my top layer of cartilage is still intact on the talus, Dr. McGorgeous would be willing to drill up from underneath and fill it with a bone growing matrix. Sort of like getting a cavity filled. Obviously, this is a much less invasive surgery, and I would love for this to happen. But. I'm not hoping. For some reason, I haven't been able to catch a break yet with my ankle, so why would be start now? I'm not saying that in a bitter way, just honest. I'm planning for a leg breaking surgery with a long recovery. If something fun pops up in my CT scan, I'll try to post a pic!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

bullet points

-I am having my surgery with Dr. McGorgeous, not Dr. Indy
-We are repairing my talus
-We are not repairing any ligaments
-We will be using a cadaver talus for the bone graft
-He will need to break my leg in order to repair my talus
-He will then put my leg back together with screws
-This is an inpatient procedure
-I need to take 12 weeks off work for recovery
-I will need to give myself blood thinning shots after surgery to prevent blood clots