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Hey body, cut it out!

Deciding to have surgery is rarely easy. I guess if it's to get a ruptured apendix out or you'll die if you don't do the surgery, it's an easier decision But there are a lot of factors to consider. I thought I was done having surgeries. Surgery is a huge risk for someone with RSDS/CRPS because, as a physical trauma, it can cause RSD in someone who does not have it yet and can worsen or spread the condition if the patient has CRPS.. Since the surgeries I have had in the past have caused huge problems for my RSD, I swore I wouldn't have another surgery. But, then, I broke my toe. That was four months ago. I was so excited that for once I had something which could heal in six weeks. But the pain never really got better. A few weeks ago, I had an x-ray to see how the toe had healed. Basically, it hadn't healed at all. What's worse, it is considered walled-off. I either need to have surgery now, or wait for things to get wworse and amputate that toe. What's really bad about this is that I am starting to notice some burning pain, sensitivity to touch, swelling and others are noticing discoloration. This is on what I used to call my good foot.

So anyway, I will have the surgery on Thursday June 11th. I'm really scared, life seems so unfair. I don't want RSD on my right foot too. I would definitely appreciate all prayers and support. This is really hard for me. I'm trying so hard to handle this calmly, I've been doing lots of surgery guided imagery which helps some, but my fear is more pain.


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Jun. 10th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Wow, that sucks Nickie! You'll be in my thoughts and I'm sending lots of good vibes your way. I hope everything goes smoothly.
Jun. 10th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
Good wishes coming your way.
Jun. 10th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
Obviously, I've said this many times to you either via Twitter or MSN, but I thought I'd better say it here as well, since I'd feel bad if I didn't. I'm definitely echoing the other commenters here, hence my comment title. Let me know how it went. Or, if you feel like it, you could just let us all know on the Flist via an entry. :) either way, hope it goes well tomorrow, and I'll definitely keep praying for you. If you ever need to talk, I'm around, so feel free.
Jun. 10th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
*gentle hug*
Jun. 10th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you
That just stinks, Nickie.

I'll be thinking good thoughts for you during the surgery and your recovery time.

Jun. 10th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh Nickie! I'm so sorry to hear this. If there's anything tangible I can do, please let me know.
Jun. 11th, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
Best wishes.
You have our best wishes for today's upcoming surgery. We're thinking positive thoughts for you. Call us anytime you want to talk.
Jun. 12th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
to do or not to do....?
I recently had surgeries for horrific kidney stones (rather than live through birthing them). They thought I would immediately bounce back. Folks with RSD\CRPS are leopards with different spots. I spent extra time in the hospital for pain-control issues. The decision to do the surgeries - was the correct one.
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