Friday I had my first doctors appointment since my pelvic ORIF surgery in Utah. I also got my 25 staples out. I was amped before hand as I thought my doctor would reduce my crutch sentence or at least increase my weight bearing status. No love- I'm on crutches for 4 more weeks with touch down weight bearing on the left leg. "I'm not your typical patient!" I pleaded!!!! He didn't buy it. I know strong muscles don't make bones grow faster duh!!!! I was desperate however to make some sort of progress in my mental timeline.
To add to my fury, I had new x-rays taken and did not LIKE what I saw. Knowing a enough about reading x-rays, I noticed some displacement on the left side which the doctor reassured me was normal. The left pubic ramus side was definitely higher than the right. I wasn't sure if the doctor was BS-ing me or trying to cover the other doctors butt. Regardless, I don't want to deal with this problem for the rest of my life and hope that it grows back normal.
And yep it still gets worse.... My doctor informed me that there is a chance of the central plate breaking later on. He said with my all of my swimming, biking, and running (in the future) the plate will likely break. Great so more surgery to look forward to!
To conclude, I inquired about how my abdominal musculature was cut. It hurts when I laugh hard or cough so I knew something was different. And yes-my linea alba was cut. ( This is the line that goes downt the middle of your abs) So if I try doing ab work right now my internal organs will herniate through my linea alba! Pleaz tell me something positive!!!!
Needless to say, this weekend was a tough one. I tried to distract myself via studying for my neuro exam. Definitely did not help!!!! My out bursts of crying were a little detrimental to my studying......
For a little study break, I went to church on Saturday night with my mom and the mesage could not have been more appropriate. The message was about when Jesus calmed the stormy seas and basically how we all go through "storms" in life. To get through the storms, we must have faith.
Faith will have to get me through this one. I'm hanging on......