Friday, November 13, 2015

Update: Almost 2 Years Later

Hello Readers...

Well its been a year since my last update and almost 2 years since my injury (about 2.5 weeks short of my actually injury date). I am happy to report I am doing much better. I will not say I am at 100% but I will say I'm around 80%. It has been a long, longggggggg, journey but I believe I have a new appreciation for all the little things, like walking, running, and skipping through the fall leaves.

I wish I could tell you I could do everything I did before the fall, unfortunately I can't. I am still working on strength building, you can still see a difference in my two thighs and calves and I still find myself favoring my right leg when I am just standing around. I still can't jog or run for more than 10 minutes at a time or walk very well in heels (even little 2 inch ones =(  )


Despite all of that I believe I have gained a lot. I am more determined, I eat healthier, and I am stronger mentally because being "broken" for two years was hard. I know what I went through was really hard for me, it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to go through in my young life. But I am better and though I am not physically stronger, I am stronger for having gone through it.

Even though I have not been able to mentally face climbing again I have not let that stop me from going on some fun adventures. I have gone stand up paddle boarding...

I ran, well jogged, my first 5k!

And I started doing yoga!

I have my next and hopefully final x-ray next week on 11/18/15. I will post a pic of my "new" leg once I see it for myself. I am hoping that I have a fully healed tibia!

Sending Positive Vibes your way

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

X-Ray Update

Here are my most recent x-rays. My doctor was happy with what he saw. 

With 25 days to go till we are off to our Disney Vacation I am hoping that my graft starts to take. 

I have noticed a decrease in my pain level even though I still have daily pain =/

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Three Weeks Post My Third Surgery

Hi Everyone,

Its about three weeks post my third surgery and my pain level feels like it has not changed in the past week. My doctor downgraded me from oxy to Vicodin and the Vicodin only takes a little bit of the pain away. 

On a good note I'm down to one crutch and I don't have to use my boot unless I'm heading out into the real world. 


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First X-Rays Post Surgery Number Three

X-Ray: Side View
X-Ray: Front View
Today I went to the doctor's office today to get a set of x-rays, stitches out and to see how everything is healing up.

My doctor says everything looks great and x-rays are exactly what he wanted to see.  He said that the tibia is definitely more compressed which is exactly what he wanted. Sorry for the quality of the pictures of the x-rays. The side view you can see the bone graft. The bone graft is the clump of bone chips on the bottom left. The front view you can see the osteotomy, which is the cut in the fibula.

Check out where my stitches were, they look pretty good. =)

Osteotomy and Bone Graft Site
Bone Graft Retrieval Site

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Post Surgical Pain

It has been twelve days post surgery and I have been dealing with this numb burning pain, throbbing and some random sharp pains. After doing some research it seems like it is nerve damage from the surgery and will go away over time. 

I'm going to talk to the doctor about it tomorrow, hopefully that's what he says and he can give me something to help with the pain. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

1 Week Post Surgery

Today marks one week post surgery and I am feeling better. Pain is staying on the lower end of the spectrum.

Here's a little about the surgery. For the bone graft they took about two tablespoons of bone and marrow from my hip. This got placed in the back of my tibia. An osteotomy was performed on my fibula, they cut about one centimeter, and the portion that was cut out was placed in the front of my tibia similarly to the graft. 

Luckily I'm not in a cast or a backslab, I'm in an aircast instead, which is wayyyyy better!

I've been so tired lately and I'm started to feel tired again so until next time. 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sorry I've Been Away! Here's An Update!

Soooo it's been awhile world.

I have learned I now need a third surgery, osteotomy and bone graft.
My surgery will be this coming August 21st.