Hi all, sorry for the late reply. I appreciate the comments. Let me clarify about
the time thing with regards to the recovery. Normally, he would have me off for 2 weeks. However, because of the med's I'm on and "his" fear of my susceptibility to infection, he wanted me to be off for 4 weeks. I'm sorry, but that's just unacceptable to me. If I had a known pattern of getting infections over the past 3 years from the Enbrel, MTX and now Remicade, I could understand this and would certainly think twice about
having any type of invasive procedure. I'm 'healthy' so to speak and just didn't like it that he was basing this on his limited knowledge of my medicines. I've had several procedures done by him in the past - 'pre-meds' so this isn't a first time visit.
Unfortunately, I can't work from home -- although I do work in an office, it's just too complicated to try and telecommute - besides, I have dialup here in the sticks and it would take all day to send stuff back/forth to the office. The other thing that's a problem, is we're gearing up for quite a few projects to start and it's just a mess to crash teach a temp.
In any case, I've put off the surgery until the winter time (my husband suggested this). Then, I can sit home with my foot up for 2 weeks while its pouring rain or snowing. Hopefully that will help me be less antsy about
staying home. I will get one of those walking boots prior to going back to work and will still have to stay off of it as much as possible - but that's ok. Even the procedure has changed since I had it done on my other foot. He uses pins that dissolve rather than those that stick out and need to be removed later (like I had years ago)- that also removes chances for infection.
To answer the question about
taking it week by week, yes, we would be doing that as well. If I'm not ready to return after 2 weeks (for whatever reason), then I stay home. My boss and I talked about
that exact scenario.
I do listen to my doctors -- however, when they make assumptions about
things that they shouldn't, that's when I question them. I think it's my only defense since everything else seems to be out of my control!
Thanks for your comments and suggestions - I really appreciate them.
"My "Trifecta" - CD, AS & RA...Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum
Post Edited (starrnr) : 9/16/2006 8:56:06 AM (GMT-6)