OK - that was just crazy! You've all heard about my leg & the Slip N Slide accident I had about 8 weeks ago. Its still been bothering me - getting worse every day - so my family doc sent me to an orthopedic surgeon. I was anxious as to what he was going to say or do. I get there & he props my leg up & starts poking. Whimpers & "OUCH"'s are coming from me & then he tells me what it is. Apparently the bruising & the blood built up caused it to "gel like jelly" - (Gagging now) & my body wouldnt absorb it - & its getting harder each & every day. He said I could just let it go & my body would eventually absorb it but it would probably take 6 months for that to happen - all the while, having the pain come along with it. OR - I could just let him cut it open & clean it & drain it - RIGHT THERE!!!! WHAT? My immediate reaction - I'll wait the 6 months - but then I remember how bad it hurts & whats a little bit of pain compared to a half of a year. The doctor's concern was scarring & if it bothered me - what's a scar but a life story so I told him that didn't bother me & then told him - "Let's do it"
I never knew surgeons could do this - but next thing I know - I'm in a room in the office that is prepped for minor surgical procedures! And I call it a surgical procedure because there was a scapel involved & he cut my leg open right there! Alot of stinging, pushing & pain but he said everything looked good afterwards. He said it'll take just about 2 weeks for it to heal - which is MUCH better than 6 months. And its packed up & I have to pull that out tomorrow (that will make me gag too) but then I'm on the way to getting back to normal - FINALLY!!!
I had asked him if I could look up & over at it while he was doing it - he said, "I RECOMMEND you don't" - UGH - maybe I didn't want to see the inside of my leg afterall!
So tonight - I've got the leg propped up & ready to get it completely healed! Praise the Lord!!! And I just want to say thanks to all my friends who have called & prayed with me & offered help & concern - nothing else is as special as that! I love you guys!!!!