Well, it has been an interesting week!.....
I had my surgery on Dec. 1st and they used a spinal anesthesia, so I was awake the whole time, but with my lower half paralyzed and me lying face down on the table.
After about 20 minutes, I heard lots of discussion, another surgeon had come in and the anesthesiologist wandered back to join in.
I asked ...what's happening?
.....and finally the orthopedic surgeon comes to the front and says...
" Good news, I made a mistake, it is not torn or detached, but a dislodged ball of calcium from possibly a previous tear... I was not going to tell you, but since you asked"
Now since Nov. 18th Surgeon had only examined my foot once on Nov. 21st at emergency
, did only a "Thompson Test" to diagnose a detached Achillies Tendon.....Discounted the need for an MRI that I suggested and at 2 other consultations, never looked at leg even though I asked if she wanted to?
So basically this open operation was unnecessary!
Part of me is very happy that my recovery is about 6 weeks,
Part of me is really pi$$ed off at the unnecessary pain , risk and cost of opening up my leg.
FYI...this is what a Thompson
They proudly say....:
'It's more fun in the Philippines'
I just wish they would have less fun and pay more attention to doing their job.