It’s been a little while since my last blog post and that’s purely because I’ve been focusing on recovery and getting out and about but I promise to start regular updates again!
In this blog post it’s just going to be a little update on what I’ve been up too and how I’ve coped because quite a bit has happened.
To begin with I went to a gig/concert I’m not really sure what to call it. Before my operation I had booked these tickets with my best friend Amira to see a band called Mic Lowry. Mum had told me it was silly to book the tickets as we were unsure of the operation date and it would be likely I wouldn’t get to go so would end up wasting my money and being disappointed. Well…I’m bloody glad I went against her on this one because we went and it was amazing! It was one of my main goals to get out of hospital and be in as little pain as possible to I could enjoy this night and I did it! We also bumped into two girls that we had met at the last one which was cute because we didn’t even plan too!
I also went to my friends 18th birthday party the other day. To me this was a big one, although I didn’t show it. I was going to a house mainly with people I didn’t know and that didn’t know me or about my amputation. Turns out I made good friends with 2 girls from there and everyone was pretty understanding, I didn’t get spoken about or treated differently like I thought I might have and even ended up dancing to Macarena (with the odd occasion of falling down on the sofa and getting back up again) and leaning on Emily who helped me stay up whilst I danced!
Those 2 are my biggest achievements so far, other than those I’ve also been shopping with my brother, Amira and mum and dad and even braved getting into the taxi in my wheelchair with my brother! Besides the day trips my physio sessions have been amazing too!
Each session, to me, is better and better. Obviously that’s what you expect, progress, but I never thought that the progress I’ve made so far would happen this quickly. All of my bandages are off, I have just the one covering my wound and that is literally just resting on it not stuck down and has a sock covering and my Juzo. I guess you’re wondering what a Juzo actually is. Well it’s just simply a compression sock, what I find better about this is I can take it off at night and it’s also like a darker skin tone colour to my own so it isn’t massively noticeable. Ever since I’ve had it it’s made my phantom sensations calm down and made no end of difference, I didn’t think I’d like it but I proved myself wrong!
Today I tried a compression bag, this is what my leg will be in when I learn to put weight through my leg! They only put the pressure to half of what it will be when I’m actually standing but it wasn’t actually that bad, my next session is Monday…so that means Monday they’ll be getting me standing up and testing out my weight bearing, my excitement for this is massive! I was also told today that it may only be 3 weeks until I get casted for my prosthetic leg! Only 8 weeks after my amputation! It’s so exciting because my birthday is round about 6 weeks away so I hope and pray I may have my leg in time all going well!
Right now I’m in a very good place, I have my odd moments when I feel a tad low or uncomfortable with my leg but they soon pass when I put everything into prospective and realise how far I’ve come in such a little time period. I couldn’t be more proud of myself. Everything is looking up for once!
My next blog will more than likely be Monday evening, hopefully with good news on the physio session!
Thank you for reading and your constant support
(Ps. My featured photo is from my mirror therapy, although it really does look as though I’ve got 2 normal legs haha!)