Yesterday I finally had my screws removed – unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to keep them, but I did get to see them – they were pretty darn big!
The surgery itself was over quickly – I was under for around an hour, then recovering for a couple of hours before being allowed to hobble off home. I took crutches with me as I had been advised that I should use them for a few days after surgery, then when I met the surgeon he seemed to think I’d be fine without them. So I used them for a short while after leaving the hospital, and probably won’t use them again.
Pain wise things feel fine, the area around the incision is a little tender, I have some nice bruising but that at the minute is about all. Oh and I’ m obviously swollen, which gives me a slightly one sided muffin top! but it’s a look I can work with.