Operation Chloe: Part 6
After five days, I finally got to go home! It is a 7 hour drive to Boston and even though I do not like long car rides, I could not wait to get home. The car was packed to the brim and I slept most of the way home.
Recovery means good nutrition and drinking lots of fluids so that bones can heal and blood counts can get back to normal. For now, I have to drink one of these every day. YUCK! It’s my least favorite part of the day but it helps my bones to heal.
More Visits to Boston and Getting Two Braces
I see a doctor every 2–4 weeks while I am healing. I came home in the foam wedge and knee splints (1). Those made me feel too warm. I just got my MapleLeaf brace (2). We have two more trips to Boston for x-rays and doctor visits. They will check on the metal that holds my bones together (see the x-ray). They are also checking to see if the surgery repaired my hip socket.