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19
Jun
2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 20

It's officially my last night in hospital tonight (for this stage anyway) πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ 20 days I've been in here and I can't wait to get home to Craig, my QLD family, my own bed, my own shower and my own clothes...I mean I have been wearing my own clothes but I do miss my wardrobe(s) πŸ‘šπŸ‘—

I met with Munjed today (my surgeon) and he took down my dressings πŸ‘Š he was very happy with how they look and said half the staples could come out today with the other half due out in a week 😎 33 staples were removed with 21 staples left in each leg! The scar line seems to be healing well, particularly on the right side and I'm sure in a weeks time they'll look even better πŸ‘pics below show both legs, the pink stuff is chlorhex not redness!

So now they're to be exposed to the air (which I'm not so keen about while I'm in a hospital haha) and I get to go home and RELAX for 3 weeks...yeah because I haven't been doing that already πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ

Stage 2 is pencilled in for Wednesday 13th July which will be 6 weeks to the day from my stage 1 surgery. I'll be back at MUH for 10-14 days for anyone who wants to come visit then it'll be onto rehab where I'll learn to walk on my shiny new pins 🚢 πŸ‘£

I would really like to take the time now to express my extreme gratitude to the staff here at MUH...to Munjed who has allowed me to be a part of this amazingly innovative surgery and welcomed me into his OI family, the nurses who have been phenomenal, the doctors and specialists who tirelessly worked on my pain management and overall care, the Physio team for the massages and for thinking outside the box, the kitchen staff for catering to my dietary requirements, the laundry ladies who washed, dried and folded my washing on more than one occasion and everyone else who has been a part of my care during the past 3 weeks! I actually can't wait to come back and see you all again πŸ’ž

I would also like to thank my OI family, without each and every one of you I wouldn't be where I am today and I know we're only going to continue to grow as a family and show the world what we've got πŸ’ͺπŸ’ƒπŸ‘«πŸ‘―

I'll be signing off from these blogs now until I head back down but please feel free to message me during the next 3 weeks to check up on me and make sure I've got my 'feet' up :-P

   

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