Hello my friends!
I think I've been holding my breath for the last couple of weeks. I had to wait until today to go back to see both my regular ankle surgeon and the plastic surgeon. They had scheduled me for the fourth and final surgery on my ankle. It was scheduled for this Friday, August 17th.
While I was in Utah at Convention and all during our trip to Disney I was still having to change the dressing twice a day. During the trip to Utah, my incredibly awesome friend and roomie, Rose-Ellen, did it for me and Mike has had to do it the rest of the time. God bless them both!! It was during Convention that the wound finally seemed to start closing. It had to heal from the inside out and I was getting really tired of looking at it and being able to see all the way down to the bone. Blech!
There were many times I'd just break down here at home and sometimes even at Dr. G's office because it seemed like this would never end. He told me one day that there were times he'd have to go back to his office after seeing me and shut the door because he was just too emotional. (I love him!) Today was NOT one of those visits!
I now have ONLY a band aid on my ankle!!! (It's not a very cute one so I might need to find some jazzy ones) NO wound vac.....NO gauze....NO wraps!!!!! For the first time in a VERY LONG TIME I will be taking a shower tomorrow morning with NO TRASH BAG taped around my leg with DUCT TAPE!!! (Sorry...TMI. I know!) This has been an incredibly LONG journey from November 2010 until today and I know that I'm finally healed because God is faithful and He is SO GOOD.....ALL THE TIME.
Thank you all for your prayers and concern and listening to me on those whiny days. I am truly blessed by each of you each and every day.
So....you wanna know how I celebrated??
I bought NEW SHOES!!
I'm SO thrilled to finally be able to wear something other than tennis shoes and Crocs! WOOT!
Praying God's richest and most bountiful blessings for you, my friends...