Sunday, October 23, 2011

I had an appointment with the Dr., who is supposed to do my surgery, last Monday. He said I need a rod that goes from the top of my leg bone to my knee and he said a bolt at the top. He didn't say pin he said bolt. He didn't show me what it looked like but they have a video here, click on patient education and then hip. Next, click on femur fracture fixation with intramedullary rod. This is close to what he will be doing. I had to go to my Dr. and get cleared for surgery and now just waiting on blood work. Not looking forward to this but I will be bionic when I'm done! Cool.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Last week I had a Dr. appointment on Monday with
an orthopedic surgeon to find out about getting a pin
in my leg. But, he was a spine Dr. not a hip Dr.
He told me, at first, that I needed to be using a walker or
crutches. By the end of the appointment, however, we'd
worked it down to a cane. I was also scheduled for another
appointment on last Thursday to see a hip Dr.
At that appointment I found out: I have to use a walker,
I'm not supposed to put weight on that leg, he said to
walk as little as possible, the tumor has
eaten 75% of the top of the leg bone and it breaking is just
a matter of when. They wouldn't let me walk out of the
office I had to ride in a wheelchair. I also found out the last Dr. doesn't do
surgery on patients with cancer, it requires a specialist, so today
I have another appointment with that Dr.
When I found out I had to have a walker I asked Chuck
to call his mom. His sister was able to get a walker and a wheelchair
for me to use. What a blessing.
Saturday, Chuck took me to a small art festival in Winter Springs.
He made me use the wheelchair. I have to say it was very relaxing for
me but a lot of work for him (there were a couple of hills).
This was the best show I've been to in a while. It wasn't huge
but the art was good which I wasn't expecting. I thought it would
be more crafts because it was a smaller show. This first photo is for
"Tricia" I know how much you love clowns.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A couple of months ago we were at the beach sitting in
our chairs under the umbrella. I saw this group of teenagers
walking and smiled. The next thing I knew they walked up
to us and told us they were with a youth group from a church
here in Florida. They asked if there was anything we needed
prayer for. Chuck told them about my cancer and they told us
about a lady at their church going through something similar.
They said they would all be praying for me. I was very surprised
they walked up to us. I hadn't seen them stop and talk to anyone
before us or after the left. I felt like God was letting me know
He's there and He cares.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Not so great news yesterday. They want to put a pin, or pins, in my leg. I don't know anything beyond that. I see the Orthopedic Surgeon Monday.