Thursday, 31 March 2016

Another operation!!

After the bleeding last week I went to have my arm checked yesterday and the operation hasn't worked. I thought something was wrong because I started having some horrendous pain as though something was cutting me!
The surgeon knew straight away as soon as I told him and he felt my arm. I am very upset and although he kept saying how sorry he was and how gutted he was that it hadn't worked, it's me with the pain which has been eye watering.  It's the top part of the bone that is soft and that's because it's been 11 months of not using it, I don't know how many times I have asked over the year for something to be done and each time I was told it will heal in its own time.. 
He wanted me to go into hospital  there and then yesterday evening,  but I asked could I come home last night and then he said we'll do it Friday morning.. so I should be in just over night again, hopefully. This time he is going to use 3 wires crisscrossing  from the shoulder end of the bone to the elbow end. I don't know how much longer I can cope with this.. and I was having my hair done tomorrow, so I  have had to cancel that.
I already have 2 huge bruises from the Jr Dr trying to take blood. I would love to stick a couple of needles in some Drs and see if they think it's just a sharp prick!! So I have to go through all the first days post op of pain and discomfort again..
The x-ray yesterday showed the plate with 3 screws in place and 3 that were at the bottom of the plate lying across it where they had fallen out and one just at the fold of my arm and shoulder which is where I can feel something sticking in me because it is sticking in me!!
This simple trip hasn't just taken a year of my life but I feel it has aged me 10 years, I haven't used make up for most of the time, it's just too awkward with my left hand,  I can't style my hair, hence the weekly hair dresser app.
I could scream and scream and scream! Thank you for your messages and thoughts and prayer but I need a lot of prayers please.
 
XX
 

19 comments:

Jacquie Morris said...

Oh no..... I am so sad to read about your arm. I wish you lots of luck with smiles and hope everything goes alright Friday for you.... Thinking of you.
Smiles :)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

That is terrible. I'm sorry you are going through this. Best of luck on the new operation.

Daffycat said...

Oh you poor dear! I hope the operation is successful this time around. I'm wishing you all the best!

Amy at love made my home said...

So very sorry to hear this bad news. I do hope that this time all will be well and that you will get some good care. Sending you virtual hugs and all good thoughts! xx

Joanne Noragon said...

This is worse than awful. I am so sorry. I am thinking of success for you tomorrow, which is not so far away now.

krayolakris said...

So very sorry. Your readers are all sending hugs.

Von said...

This is horrid, Chris! I'm praying for you!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I am so sorry that you have to go through all of this all over again...That is a terrible shame. I don't envy you at all. Sorry that you are in so much pain due to the screws being loose in your arm. That is not good at all. I have a Plate and 20 Screws in my Right leg so I hope that never happens to me.

Please don't give up - I've had over 60 Broken Bones in my life time since I was born and two broken bones while I was being developed. I always managed to Break more than just one bone and in several places all at once but altogether I've had 60 broken bones. I never gave up once...I wanted to so many times but I never ever gave up. I've had to have therapy with every one of those broken bones except for my broken arms which I did the therapy on my own.

I know this is more serious than just a broken bone but please don't give up. You will make it through this and hopefully this will be the last time you will have to go through this. Its always harder the second time around but for me it would be easier to deal with it than it would be the first time.

Just remember take one day at a time, and be thankful that it is not your leg or something more serious than your arm. Believe me I would rather deal with broken arms or surgeries on my arms than I would my legs. You can still walk, get around, and use your good arm to write with and etc and yes it is hard to do your hair too with just one arm. Believe me I've been there and done that myself lots and lots of times in the past.

You are in my prayers and I will be praying for you. Just hang in there, take one day at a time and you will make it through this.

Take care
Linda K

Mii Stitch said...

Good luck with the operation.
I'm positive and sure everything will be sorted soon.

Brigitte said...

I'm so sorry to hear all this. I wish you all the best of luck today with your new surgery.

Vickie said...

Oh Chris, I am PRAYING for you. I have had terrible frustrations with ongoing problems. Doctors don't always get it, do they?! I will share with you a wonderful verse I posted today on my own blog: "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you." Isaiah 43:2

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

How awful, Chris. I hope and pray that this next operation will be successful.

mamasmercantile said...

Sending you a big virtual hug and know that you are in my prayers. Take care.

Marlene jones said...

Back in 2010 I had three ops in 4 months and another 2 in 2012, I'm not quite right, but I'm not having any more op's. Thinking of you and really hoping this one will work. xxxx

Julie said...

{{hugest of hugs}} to you Chris.
Thinking of you, I hope today went perfectly and from now on it will uphill all the way to a full recovery xx

gracie said...

I can not imagine the pain and frustration you are going through. Why do Doctors not believe us when we tell them something is wrong. I hope it will be corrected and you will soon be on the healing side of it.

Sandie said...

Doctors almost always ignore the fact that you say you are in pain, because they think that they know best! I completely understand your frustration as my daughter (who has had several knee operations), eventually went back, saying that she was finding it so difficult to walk. They finally discovered that one of the screws they had inserted had fallen out! My thoughts and prayers are with you, and sending wishes for better healing this time.

Winifred said...

That's so sad having to get it done again. Hope this time it's successful. I always found nurses better at taming blood. Our practice nurse is great & so are all the nurses at the health centre. Have to have the tests every 6 months so I know them well.
Best wishes & prayers for a successful operation this time.

Terri said...

Hugs and prayers!!