The trio of surgery, diabetes, and pain should never be allowed to hang out together with one another.
On January 13, 2011, I had surgery performed on my left foot to repair the damage done to my foot from a slightly dislocated toe that eventually began to cause a deformity in the bone structure that resulted in pain whenever I walked.
Call me what you will, but I must state this, when the surgery was done and over with, it hurt like _ _ _ _! … (Please feel free to fill in the blanks!)
Surgical rods were inserted, some will be removed in eight (8) weeks, others will remain there for the remainder of my life, bones were shaved down, some were fused together and I haven’t seen the results of the work that was performed due to the bandages.
Here is an interesting book for those diabetics who may have foot problems, or are just simply curious about them; it’s very informative, as well as very graphical with hundreds of photographs:
Needless to say, my blood glucose levels are erratic, I’m irritable, the pain medication that I was prescribed (Percocet) isn’t working, I’ll be on crutches and in therapy for months, and now on the east coast, we have more snow coming!
But, I am happy and focused on managing my diabetes, stay on top of yours, please do whatever it is that you must do, do not let one complication branch off into many other problems, the pain involved just isn’t worth it!
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