Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Frankenankle

Just a quick post before I eat something and then go back to sleep. The surgery went fine. He had to do two separate incisions because there was repair work to be done in two separate areas. Because we relish the gruesome details, Lori took pictures of my incisions. They are at the bottom of this post, in case there is someone who would rather not see, consider yourself forewarned.

Saturday and Sunday are pretty much a pain/pain medicine induced blur. Yesterday was the first day that I did anything much more than sleep. And while I was awake, I did this:

and started this:

The yarn for both is Cherry Tree Hill's Supersock in the Peacock colorway and I'm using metal Susan Bates dpns in size 0. I have heard it said that getting started when knitting a sock on double pointed needles is a bit like lassoing an octopus. I would say that is a pretty accurate description. The size 0's are SO TINY. They feel almost fragile. It took a little getting used to but now I think I have the hang of it. It feels like it is going to take forever to knit a pair of socks but I am optimistic.

The Gory Details

My ankle is still really swollen and, of course, still hurting ridiculously bad. Here is the little incision on the top of my ankle where he repaired the cartilage (and took note that the graft he did in August is doing "exceptionally well").
Then here is the big incision, where he fixed the tendons.Next Tuesday, he will take out the staples (8 and 16, respectively) and then he will put on a hard cast, which I will be in for 4 weeks.

Today's Quote

“If the work of God could be comprehended by reason, it would be no longer wonderful, and faith would have no merit if reason provided proof.” Pope Gregory I, c. 600

9 comments:

RC said...

HEY!
Excellent Sock! You Go Girl! Go Kristy, Go Kristy (me dancing)

You ankle looks pretty cool too! Love the staples, so much better than stitches. Plus they are fun to take out! The colors look good too... means its healing well (and quickly)
Get some rest!

Stefaneener said...

It looks like it's working.

Lovely socks.

Dr. B. said...

That little sock looks great! Check you out! Good luck on the bigger sock.

Thanks for the forewarning about the gory photos. I scrolled past them as quickly as possible to get to the posting a comment portion.

Know that we're sending you every healing vibe we have to send. Get well soon, Kristy!

Kniterella said...

Thank goodness! I've been thinking of you. Now, you've made a sock! That colorway is gorgeous. I think once you get into the sock an inch or so it gets easier. Keep going, can't wait to see more.

meg said...

Hey, Kristy! Glad to hear everything went smoothly, & thanks for the heads-up on the photos- I'm a serious wimp about that stuff!
The hedgehog came out sooo cute :)

Charity said...

Oh, Kristy, look at your poor ankle! I so hope your recovery is fast and smooth! :0)

LOVE the little sock! Well done, you!

Dorothy said...

Wow, that looks like great fun. You can "run" around showing all the boys on the block your scar. I bet they would be totally jealous of your coolness.

RobynR said...

Hey Kristy, I love your bitty sock. Let me tell ya, the sock monster is getting ever closer to eating me. If finances allowed, I'd be doing the socks that rock thing this year but anyways...:-p
Your ankle's looking good and I'm glad the doctor's feeling positive about the surgery. Also, I love your little butterfly *grin*

Retta said...

On the bright side you'll have lots of time to knit pretty socks! Hope you're feeling better.