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Allen : May 14, 2001
Diary entry posted Sat 8:31pm 19 May 2001

This time, I see the other Doctor, and he orders more x-rays. I am starting to get used to the routine. He does not seem positive even though the x-rays have not changed apparently. He tells me that he needs to talk to the other doctor and tells me to come back the next day. The last thing he says is "We just need to talk, don't lose any sleep tonight." WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? Of course I only slept about 4 hours and lay awake the rest of the time worrying about the prospect of surgery.

I go back the next day. Let me tell you - by this time, I am sick of this. I am just sick of worrying about things. Dealing with everyday life with a broken leg is bad enough (although I realize that there are many people way worse off than me), let alone this added worry. The docotors of course tell me what I expect to hear..."you are young and the joint is not positioined perfectly, so we recommend surgery to avoid problems later" I pretty much left my apartment that day going to my appointment thinking of it solely as a place where I was going to get surgery scheduled. So... I have surgery scheduled for the next day for 1:15 pm. I have to have a pre op physical. Since I had the surgery scheduled only the day before, the only pre op appointment time left is 7:15 am...Great!!! my life sucks! I am feeling horrible at this point. You know, feeling really sorry for myself. I was going to Central America for a trip at the end of May which I now can't go on because of this. And I am supposed to go on a month long trip starting July 17th and am worried that I will miss out on that too. I call my doctor again and he tells me that if I get surgery, my bone will heal better and faster, and that I should be able to make the second trip. I am so sick of everything and succumb- I say that whatever way will get this ordeal over with THE fastest is what I am going to do. So...it's surgery for me. I've had surgery before, but am still worried and not happy at all.



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