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03
Jun
2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 4

Helllllloooo pain...so that's what I woke up to this morning...excruciating pain, as in 8 out of 10 pain. Check out the graphic pain chart below as I'm pretty sure that's how I looked!!

After 2 days of feeling nothing I was definitely under a false sense of security as reality set in today that yes I've just had major surgery, funny that ;-P but apparently everyone feels like this on day 3!The nursing staff and pain team were very quick to get it under control though so I was able to spend the day in moderate 2-3 out of 10 pain instead.

I am still on bed rest but started my Physio exercises in my bed today. My left leg is still extremely swollen and difficult to straighten so it's a slow process but I have to keep them from seizing up.

My surgeon Munjed Al Muderis popped in to see me, he took down my dressings, said they looked great and that the surgery went well then he left, now I'm not sure if I really saw him or not haha. It was scary seeing them for the first time, filled with staples but looking very similar to when I first had my amputations only now they have titanium rods inside.

I've had loads of wonderful visitors today too which was awesome, Clara a double above knee amp from the US who recently had OI, Marian who had OI 2 years ago, Justin's Mum, he's a single below knee amp who had surgery the same day as me (he's in the room next to me but we haven't met yet), Steve who is a double below knee amp from the UK who recently had OI, my good friend Joe's daughter Sarah and tonight my sister from another mister Leah and I are going to hang out :-D

Tomorrow I hope to be disconnected from the machines so I can be more mobile but it'll all depend on my pain levels. I'm looking forward to seeing a few more peeps this weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone xx

 

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