Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 102- **Warning: Gross pics**

I called both sets of grandparents today. We talked about how proud my grandparents were of their brave granddaughter. I missed talking to my grandfather, so he called me back. He said that he drove around last Friday, after I had made my decision to amputate, with his left foot only. He said if a 75 year old man can do it then so can I. It brought years to my eyes and joy to my heart. It was one of the sweetest things I've ever heard. I was also touched that he called me back to tell me that. It was just precious! A memory I will always cherish. 

I transferred to the potty 3 times today!! Twice with PT and once with my parents. I also stood up with the walker today! I was so scared and excited because it literally is the first step to actually walking; I cried and laughed the whole time. Mommy and Daddy washed my hair and I got a bath tonight. I'm so clean!!! One of the techs here brought me the movie I have been dying to see!! I'm so super excited!

I had quite a few visitors today. The amputee who initially talked to me came to check on me. My plastics doctor came by and discharged my JP drain (which the nurse took out with minimal pain). My infectious disease doctor discharged all of my antibiotics and took out my PICC line. My ortho ordered an X-ray of my elbow so I went there; they really hurt me, though. A lady from the hospital, who was sent via a mutual friend of my mom's, came to visit me and gave us awesome coupons for hospital stuff! She was so sweet, kind, and awesome. A really nice lady from the rehab center came and brought me information all about it. I think I will be going there before home. A real one this time, not a nursing home pretending to be rehab! Ha ha! I think that's all... A sweet family from church sent us turkey pot pie and mini pecan pies; so dinner was delish!
I'm going to post a picture of my leg. I have come to terms with it, and now you will, too. I have moved better with less pain today. I am proud of myself for how far I have already come, but expect I'll go MUCH further. I'm also going to post the pics of my JP drain and PICC line. 
This is my right leg unwrapped and wrapped. It is a stump. It's also very swollen.
My JP drain which was stitched into my leg. Where her fingers are is where the part that was inside my leg starts. The bulb was outside of course.
This is my PICC line. from the hand to the end was in my body and the other tiny part was outside.
I know it's kind of gross, but it's how my days go now. 

P.S. I'm going to try to sleep on my side tonight. I'll let you know how it goes!

And that's life...

1 comment:

  1. It just dawned on me that here you are going through all this and still thinking about others. Remember texting me about the Youth Progressive Dinner a while back? - - all the while I had no clue. Amazing! Hugs!!!! <3