Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Recovering from Surgery..... - WW


Finally my ankle surgery was done during the Chinese New Year holidays. Many relatives and friends were shocked that I agreed to have my surgery done during this period. My surgery had been delayed for more than 8 months and I wasn't prepared to wait any longer. :P

I had been experiencing a persistent pain in my left ankle after a holiday trip to Penang in 2007. The accident was an unforgettable one because it happened before I could commence my vacation. My left ankle was becoming weaker and I could not walk properly. 

After the surgery, I reacted badly to the anaesthesia and was sick for a few days, throwing up everything I consumed. I am discharged from the hospital....., still on painkillers and recuperating at home now. :)

Rehabilitation is a slow process. I need to attend therapy sessions for two to three months and I should expect full recovery to take up to six months. I use crutches during this time as the amount of weight borne on the foot is gradually increased.

I need to be on a wheelchair should I leave the house ......






First Commenter - Mama Mia

43 comments:

  1. I had the same reaction toward the anesthesia too, until the doctor had to give me a jab to stop the vomitting!

    Wishing you speedy recovery ECL, and take care.

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  2. Goodness....I am shocked too.... :( Hopefully you are feeling better now ECL.

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  3. oh my! however, it is great to know that you are recovering now. do rest plenty n get well very soon! :)

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  4. Oh no! It's been 2+ years and your ankle is still not fully recovered? Rest well ECL, and speedy recovery.

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  5. I hope for your fast recovery.

    Take good care!

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  6. I wish you a good recovery! It's still Tuesday here on this side of the globe and I'm doing "Ruby Tuesday". Stop by if you feel up to visiting.
    Best wishes
    Anna
    http://annasadornments.blogspot.com/2010/02/ruby-tuesday-more-red-plant-inspired.html#links

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  7. You need to ask your doctor about that. The one that is doing the surgery. 2. Surgery to take a scar away just adds a new scar.

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  8. ECL,
    Hope you get well soon and start walking again!
    So you were in wheelchair during the CNY? Then I guess you weren't out and about visiting people all that much during CNY.
    Take care.

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  9. I am shocked and horrified too at the news.I wish you a speedy recovery ECL.I'm sure our thoughts are all with you.
    You in a wheelchair doesn't sound at all like the energetic ECL we know and appreciate.
    I'll light a candle to guide you back to shape.Rest well my dear.

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  10. How did you hurt your ankle? I hope you will be up and about in a shorter time.

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  11. i wish you a speedy recovery. my thoughts and prayers are with you always. get plenty of rest and take care ECL.

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  12. I pray for your speedy recovery. Heal well dear.

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  13. That is why I haven't bump you here in blog world. Take your time and get well soon. Take care !!

    Marbles

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  14. Poor girl ! I am so sorry for you. I know healing an ankle lasts a long time ! Anaesthesia can be very dangerous if they don't know exactly what to use. My son was allergic to one, when he woke up he got crazy, throw away everything, bumped his head against the walls and attacked everybody around him. 4 men were needed to hold him down and give him a shot ! fortunately they only had pulled out the 4 wisdom molars and nothing else ! I found him covered in blood and the male "nurses" breathless, I have to say my son is 2 m long and 90 kg heavy, lol !
    I wish you a quick recovery !

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  15. Wishing you a speedy recovery... looks so swollen, take care and stay off your feet, or should I say foot. :-)
    Beautiful red bedspread!

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  16. sorry to hear about your condition. :( i hope you'll have a speedy recovery. have plenty of rest.

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  17. Get well soon my friend. Just take it easy for a while, and I am sure you will be up and around again soon. Your body will heal itself now if you have the patience to let it :-)

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  18. Not fun! I hope the recovery goes well and you are4 really on your feet again soon,

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  19. I hope you'll get totally better very soon! I know about the feeling after a chirurgical intervention! you need a lot of patience and courageous. Luckely with the net the time isn't so long when you have to stay at home!

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  20. That looks painful. I hope you'll be well soon!

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  21. Edi, you had the surgery at the exact right time. BeenThere, DoneThat; you're healing with the spring. that will make the bone stronger and probably prevent any pain of arthritis.

    I suggest you get a knee scooter to use instead of a wheelchair. use the months while you are healing to write your travel guide. it's the right time to do that too. so you can get it on the shelves for christmas and new years gifting.

    Feel Wonderful and Heal Strong My Friend.

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  22. Rest and get well, ecl.

    Best wishes to your recovery.

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  23. You need to be on a wheelchair...my gosh it's really very serious. I wish you a fast recovery my dear...hope we can meet before I leave for good in June.

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  24. Oh my, how are you doing now ECL?

    Praying for your speedy recovery!

    take care!

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  25. I had three ankle surgeries and I know how painful it can be... For me, bone pains are the worst. I also react bad to anesthesia.
    In my case it was a long recovery and never got back 100% to normal.
    I hope you recover fast. "Get well soon"... wishes from your Portuguese blogging budy :)
    Regards, Mizé.

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  26. Oh! That must be painful. I am sorry you have to go through this. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery. Rest well!

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  27. Ooo and ouch!! How dreadful. What a terrible thing to have to have an operation to get it right. Hope you'll soon feel much better. 'Keep your foot up in the air when you are resting.'

    Take care.

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  28. Hi ECL, no wonder haven seen u around lately, aiyo poor thing! Hope u feel better soon yeah? :)

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  29. Yikes! ECL,

    I have been away from Blogosphere for several months, dropped by here and found this.

    Godspeed to your recovery. I hope that the corrective surgery will enable you to return 100 percent.

    I have been busy doing other things without my Blog. You may read about it here:

    http://www.lainyonline.com/blogger-friends/a-house-that-needs-caring-hearts

    and my update at:

    http://www.lainyonline.com/blogger-friends/from-out-of-the-mouths-of-babes-2

    Cheers ECL!

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  30. Be careful, listen closely to doctor's instructions and rest well! Hope to see you up and running again:)

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  31. Ohhhh dear ECL - I didn't know - Sorry!

    Have been busy: Work overload and the winter olympics :-)

    Get well and recover soon and be sure to be fine until August!

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  32. I'm sorry to hear about this. Hoping for your safe and fast recovery.

    Take care!

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