This past week has been one of my most difficult. I have been gradually, over the past 4 weeks, feeling more pain in my broken leg. I thought that perhaps the screw that was inserted above my knee in August, to try and encourage healing, was in fact causing the bone to compress as it should and pain was to be expected.
That was until I awoke on Sunday morning and the pain was unbelievable and I couldn’t weight bear. Technically I should be able to weight bear with or without crutches as I have a huge pole in my leg. I do need crutches as the leg gets tired because the break isn’t healing but generally around the house I can hobble about. Well not on Sunday!
We were supposed to go to our neighbours in the afternoon for a Body Corporate get together. I’m the chairperson so I really needed to be there but I couldn’t even make it to the bathroom without Peters help. I should never plan anything….I am still the optimist at times thinking I’ll easily be able to do this or that & then my body reminds me that’s not the case any more.
Long story short I rang my Surgeons office on Monday to find out he was on leave. Bless him though, his secretary called him & he has been working with me all week to try & find out what’s going on. He suspects there may be a new fracture in the leg so he has organised a Bone Scan.
I just had first part of the Bone Scan. I am using the local Qld xray rather than going to my Hospital today & I couldn’t believe my eyes when the radiologist who has done all my previous Bone Scans (I say all because this is my 6th) walked out to greet me. He is only here for the day & it’s unusual for him to be here but I was so relieved. He knows my entire story & I just feel relaxed & safe with him. So he’s injected me with the dye, has taken a few pictures & I’m now home until 1.30 when I go back for the full body scan. That takes about 40 minutes so by 2.30 it should all be over thank goodness. I’m keeping as medicated as I can to get through it. Hopefully my Surgeon will be able to look at the results later today.
I’ve got no idea how next week will unfold. I’m tentatively booked in for surgery next Thursday but we are not sure whether its going to be just to replace the screw with a different kind, or whether there is something more sinister at play that needs fixing.
Moments & situations like these I know all I can do is take one day at a time & put my trust in God to work out the details that I have no control over. He has never failed me on that and seeing my favourite radiologist this morning, was the perfect sign that all will be well, may not be easy but it will be ok.