Today we got some snow, not as much as the blizzard the news said we would get but they sure do like the drama. Just wanted to give another update after yesterday's appointment. They did some blood work and ruled out any infections, which I didn't really think it was. I also had an ultrasound to rule out blood clot's, which came back negative, so that's good.
The orthopedic surgeon that saw me, along with Dr. Spencer's nurse practitioner, feel that it may just be muscle spasms because my leg's muscles have been moved around a little bit and are learning to do their job again in a different way, I guess you could say.
The doctor recommended heat, ice, and deep massage on the muscle that hurts, as well as, the areas around the muscle to stimulate the nerves. Heat seems to be working. However, I am still having pain and it is still difficult to move my stump as freely as I was moving it a week ago.
I'll be honest, I'm a little bit discouraged. So far the healing process before this last week has been miraculous, amazing and easy. The pain I have experienced this week has been very hard and seems like a setback in the recovery process.
Please pray that the pain will go away and I will be back to moving around as easily as I was before this last week. Please pray that there are no further complications. And please pray that in April there will be no delays or postponements in getting the prosthetic and learning to walk, because of this pain issue.
Thank you everyone for your support and prayers. We could not do this without you.