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I will do a quick summary here, but theres more detail in my Vlog.
OK so when we last spoke I was all nervous about going to Germany. I went met with Dr Aschoff and his team and I had the first operation in August cutting 5cm off the end of my stumpy and bashing a metal rod all the way up into the full length of my femur bone. (I was of course unconscious through out this bit.) :)
It was painful the next few days, hard to sleep I was sick on the pain killers, but thankfully not screaming like the exorcist.
also I got a private room so no dementia patients throwing their German Knickers at me.
They then stitched up the end and I went home again for a few weeks to let everything settle down.
Then I went back again on 20th September to have the stitches taken out and a small metal rod and black plastic connector put on the bottom (outside).
This was not painful at all and still isn't, its a bit like having a giant ear piercing
Personally I think it looks bloody awful, like Ive impaled myself with a chair leg but it gets rid of those liners and socket so there has to be a compromise. I'm getting a friend to make me a stumpy cover in leather and lace so hopefully it wont look too bad when I wear shorts/skirts.
I now have to wait 3 weeks and then go back again on 20th October, I have been told to take my crutches with me. This time they will put on a long connector so that the knees are aligned and put on my leg (which they have over there.)
They said I will be able to stand but that's it for a good few months as the bone is still fusing with the metal implant. It wont slide out but there is a risk of it twisting if I get my foot caught or fall.
It can take up to 12 months for the bone to grow over the implant and become secure. But even then I have to take it easy.
Below is the link to the latest Vlog from my 2nd operation. If you have any questions please ask. x
|Dyed my hair red whilst recovering to cheer me up, also got back to exercises too!|