Operation Chloe: Part 4

 

Morning of Surgery

Surgery would involve cutting a piece of each femur (the long leg bones) and using the bone to reshape my pelvis (hip) joint. Tendons would have to be lengthened so my legs would not get stiff.Of course I was nervous. This would be surgery number 22  and the first one in four years. I had gotten used to not having surgery.To prepare: I read the surgery pamphlet, asked the surgeons lots of questions and made plans for some fun in Boston. What made me feel better was knowing that my mom would stay in the hospital with me while I recovered and my dad and brother would come and visit me every day.

Bilateral femoral osteotomy and pelvic reconstructive osteotomy.

Bilateral femoral osteotomy and pelvic reconstructive osteotomy.

Surgery morning is always hard. Early alarm. No eating. No drinking. LOTS OF WAITING. I think my brother was as nervous as I was. We knew the surgery would last at least 5 hours.

 
Corey Olin