Monday, April 18, 2016

A-Z Journey of a Broken Foot (Lisfranc Injury)

If you’d like to know about my own injury, here’s a link to the inside scoop :) But my daily A-Z posts are more general and informative, just so, if the time comes, you know what someone is going through because, trust me, it’s not ‘just a broken foot!’

OPERATION - An act of surgery performed on a patient ..... Patients can visit day surgery units for small operations and be allowed to return home later in the day or evening........ This terrified me. Last time I had been put under I was about 8 and when I came round I didn't know who my parents were or where I was! The anaesthetist was so calming, rightly pointed out that anesthesia had come along way in 40 years. He assured me he had 100% success rate, which I pointed out wasn't all that as no-one can maintain that. So we agreed if I didn't wake up then the others in the room were all allowed to slap him on my behalf. Sound morbid? Yes, but was my way of dealing with my anxieties. The first thing I remember after the operation was being given some morphine by a nurse. However, later when I looked at my notes, that was actually the fourth time I had woken! Scares me witless that I don't remember the previous 3 times, but I guess that's my brain protecting me from remembering the pain - bit like childbirth! Still got to go through it all again at some point to have the screws out!


Definition from Oxford Dictionaries 

2 comments:

  1. I've only been put under once for a breast reduction surgery. It was weird. I had the strangest dreams for weeks afterwards and felt a little loopy too.

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  2. You probably don't want to remember it. Although it's freaky when there are chunks of your life you can't remember.

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