Friday, August 8, 2008

Surgery....

It's inevitable, I do have to have surgery.
I am scheduled for surgery on Monday, September 15th (if I can make it that long). The doctor said ASAP, but I just feel the personal need to be with my kids at school the first couple weeks to get them settled in... so as long as my bone stays together! :)
Really, I finally got confirmation that they believe that the tumor is so large that IT is causing me the pain. No more excuses about plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, etc. It doesn't hurt in the morning when I get up (classical symptom of Pl. Fas). It hurts 24/7 and to stand on it is the worst. Looking at the MRI image of the bottom of the heel looking up, there is not much bone left. The tumor has taken over the bone. He feels it is crucial to get it out, pack it, bone grafts, and biopsy it. Biopsy is the very scary thing for me right now, I/we have no idea what we're dealing with until the open the foot and do surgery.
Surgery will take me off my feet for 6-12 weeks. Until my surgery date, I will wear a knee-high walking cast to risk the chance of breaking my foot. After surgery, it will be 3 weeks of no-weight bearing on the foot, from that point, he will let me know how much longer (depending on what he sees during surgery).
So... that's my story!

4 comments:

Lori said...

yikes! I hope all goes well and it alleviates a lot of your pain. I truly understand your need to get the school year established before the surgery

Kelly said...

Oh, girl!! Good luck and I am praying for you!

Kerry Crochets said...

Oh no! If there's anything I can do, or you need to talk, please, give me a call! You're both in my thoughts!

4funboys said...

I'm 35 too...
I'm a K-1 teacher too...
I'm having surgery too- which means I'll stress about leaving my class.

I'll keep you in my prayers too.