Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sprung From The Hospital

My surgery went from 2.5 hours to 8.5 due to a spiral fracture stretching over a third of my femur. I lost plenty of the red juice and needed multiple transfusions to keep me going and after the bone graft splints, eight wire bands and hip replacement install, it took almost 2 hrs to close me up. I spent the night in ICU for monitoring then moved the next morning to the orthopedic floor.

Fast forward to Friday, April 17th. Mary sprung me out of the hospital due to my continued threats of wheeling myself out and hitching a ride, to anywhere but physical therapy, occupational therapy or my room . I'm now home, on the mend but doubting I'll make my June goal of attending Gaston's due to the complications. I will be NO weight bearing status for eight weeks at the least so that would take me to June 9th, two days prior to my departure date.

I can't thank my Bride enough for all she did for me and all she took on to keep things running during my surgery and recovery. It's not easy keeping the four cats and two dogs on schedule let alone running back and forth to the hospital, I'm a very luck guy. Thanks to my family for all the support and logistics with the hospital breakout and Marys family for their help in a stressful time.


ddf said...

Just Wow! I can't imagine the pain you suffered with the spiral fracture. Thankfully the medical technology is available to put you on the mend. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Jim said...

Hi Gary - Glad to hear you are on the mend. Here's to a speedy recovery. Hope you're back in the air soon!

Steve said...

So glad to hear you came through alright, Gary... best wishes for a speedy (well, as much as you can after a hip replacement) recovery.

Gary said...

thanks all.....things are moving along slowly but steady. I can't wait to take a shower and sleep in my own bed. I'm still stuck on the first floor. Until my shoulder heals no steps. My shoulder was injured during surgery....go figure.