Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Two Things

Have you ever spent time looking at and examining a part of your body and wondering what it would be like if it were gone? I'm not talking about a bit of extra weight or a mole or something but rather an actual part of your body. Well, that's what I've been doing a lot lately - too much. You see, I've been worried about the possibility of losing my foot. I had a CT scan done not too long ago so the doctor could get a better look at the quality of the bone in my injured foot - he had some concerns. Consequently so did I and as usual imagined the worst scenario. After the accident there was a very strong possiblity that they were going to amputate my leg. Fortunately, I fell on the good side of the statistics and they were able to put it all back together. However, my doctor had anticipated that we may run into trouble at some point.

Yesterday I had a followup visit with my orthopedic surgeon and the good news is that my foot isn't going anywhere! The doctor was worried that I was developing avascular necrosis - a condition where the blood supply to the bone is affected and as a result begins to die. It turns out that I don't have this condition and the odds are getting higher that I won't. Avascular necrosis does not mean amputation in most cases, however I was frightened because I know that with the seriousness of my injury that it may have become a very real possibility. So this good news doesn't get rid of my other issues but it's very good news indeed. The doctor even said he would leave me alone for a while. And as much as I like the guy it will be nice to create a bit more distance in our relationship.

The title of the post is two things. Well, the good news about my leg is the first thing because it happened yesterday. The second thing happened today. I heard from Bennett's doctor regarding the results of last week's EEG. It turns out that the results are normal! Now, I realize that this doesn't mean that he isn't having or hasn't had seizures but it's still good news and we're happy.

So, there you go - two things - two good things. I know there are no guarantees in either situation but as I said it's good news and right now I'll take it and hang on to it with all my might!
As for the picture - I have a hard time posting without a picture but didn't want to insert one of my foot. As much as I love it, Bennett is much cuter. I thought the picture was appropriate since it shows Bennett and one of my crutches. He has so much fun playing with them. Maybe we should buy him more toys!

PS: Hopefully in less than 48 hours I'll be lying on that beach I told you about a couple weeks ago. Keep your fingers crossed for me please!


Mummu and Poppa said...

Let us be the first to offer congratulations on both counts.

... also, 48 hours from now ...

Love and God bless!
Mummu and Poppa
xxx ooo xxx ooo

Popcorn House said...

That is great news on both counts. I am so happy you are getting to go on your vacation. TAKE PICTURES!

Amanda said...

What wonderful news!!! I hope you enjoy your vacation...I am quite jealous! :)

Kiera Beth said...

That is wonderful news on both fronts. You must have been so excited to hear both pieces of news!

I am keeping fingers crossed for the 48 hours. Are you having the amazingly cold weather up there also?

I will be looking forward to your posts about your vacation!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo for lots of good news! If you enjoy swimming, that will be good for all your bones! hehe. I know you will have a wonderful time and look forward to hearing all about it.
(other) Barbara

Bonnie said...

Wonderful news on all fronts. You are right - no one knows what the future will hold for any of us. We just pray for the grace and freedom to live and love and enjoy the life we have been given and the people in our lives who love us - - for today. Tomorrow - well - it is another day and only time will tell.

On my way to the "Y" this a.m. at 0530 (yes, I am pulling myself out of bed to exercise. Now, if I had Bennett for a while, I could skip the exercise at the "Y" - he would fill that bill!) I heard they had closed the road down to one lane south of the French River. I prayed you two would get to Toronto in plenty of time for your flight. Hope you enjoy!
Auntie Bonnie

Dawn said...

Lots of good news! Hooray!! Love hearing it!

Lisa said...

Phew! Woopheedoo!! Sunshine and rainbows and kalamazoo! Sweet darlin and yazamataz!!! Great balls of fire!!!! This is, THIS IS, this is most assuredly, without a doubt, a good, good, good day!!!!

Prayers do get answered!!!!

You can now head out in great spirits to a truly deserved wonderful holiday.

Lots of love.

Auntie Gates

grandma and grandpa said...

Hi Barbara,
your dad and I were absolutely delighted about your news. TWO wonderful things in ONE posting! It's about time too. You three sure deserve a break for a change.
We hope that you are both having a great time on your holiday. I'm picturing you sitting on the beach with a good book in one hand and a good drink in the other! By the way, the temps here are up and down. A few highs and lots of below double didgets and snow. Don't you just envy us all this wonderful weather? Have a great time.
Lots of love, hugs and kisses
Mom and Dad

Ellen said...

I can't imagine how much relief you're feeling over both your foot and the clean EEG. You DESERVE that beach vacay! Hope you're all having a wonderful time.