Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Fun Never Ends

I went to the doctor yesterday for another follow up on my ankle.  Unfortunately it is just not healing correctly.  The screws that she put in during the original surgery caused a fracture.  The fracture is worse which has cause the bones to heal improperly.  It's hard to explain without showing an x-ray.  I have been in a great deal of pain and the swelling never really went down.  When she started to fiddle around with it yesterday I nearly cried it hurt so bad.  She gave me two options...surgery next Monday or surgery on the 16th.  Yep, I'm headed back in.  I chose the 16th. This time she is going to take out the screws so she can determine the level of damage.  Then she is probably going to put a metal plate in there instead to secure the bones.  Yikes!  Sadly this means yet another twelve weeks of no weight bearing on the right foot.  No driving.  No solo shopping trips.  No going downstairs to the laundry room.  (Oh wait, that's the one good part!)  

I am more than a little disappointed.  I'll admit it, I had a good cry.  I am really not looking forward to doing this again.  I was fairly certain that something wasn't right but I was praying that it wouldn't require another surgery to fix.  

The good news is that my mom is going to be able to come back and help out.  

I guess we're starting 2009 off with a bang after all!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh no Jodie, I am so sorry! My goodness, maybe an award is due for surviving the most trials and tribulations in one year?!

The article about your family was beautiful! How special to be on the front page and you deserve that spot. I know it will be an inspiration to others.

Jan J.

Erickson Entertainment Weekly said...

I'm crying for you. I'm sorry things didn't heal well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope this surgery goes well.

Tricia said...

Thank goodness your Mom can help again. You are in my prayers. Let's hope it heals well this time - and right. It's amazing how strong you are!

Hafen Crew said...

You deserve to have a good cry! Mom's are the best though...they always follow through when you need them. I'm glad she's coming and I'm sure she doesn't mind getting the time with you all! We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I hope the surgery goes well this time!

Michelle said...

Oh, Jodie- I am soooo sorry you have had such a tough year. You ALL have had more than your fair share of trials this year. I know each of these setbacks makes you a stronger family, but come on! You have paid your dues, sister. I'm glad your mother will be able to come back and help out for a while. Know that all of us on the Yahoo group are here for you, so just let us know what we can do to help! Hugs to you...

M, G, and AJ said...

Jodie, if this is some sort of sick plea for more quick dish meals...! My goodness, honey, I think you win the prize for most sucky events in a row. God purposes everything to direct people to Him. I'll be praying that you heal quickly!

Becker Family said...

Jodie,
It's so fun to get in touch with you! I just joined facebook, but have been blogging since May. Send me an email and I'll send you an invite to our blog. My email is rebecker3@gmail.com. I haven't had a chance to read through your blog, but already I can see what a true inspiration you and Brent are! What beautiful children!
Beckee