Thursday, April 2, 2009

This Guy!



(The picture to the left is Devins left foot pre-surgery)


For those of you who dont know Devins feet very well, he has had large bunnions on both feet for several years now due to genetics and the rapid rate at which his feet grew as a child. He was told before his mission that he would need surgery, but since they didnt bother him, he put it off. And he put it off and he put it off. They really had only been bothering him after a long night of playing basketball or after a backpacking trip. He basically always wears orthotics in his shoes to help support his feet so he was doing okay. He took a trip to the podiatrist to see what kind of downward progress his little companions had made. All to his horror, he discovered that because he kept waiting, he was developing some arthritis in his toes and that the tendons in his feet were being irreversably damaged. But surgery, come on. One day he made a call to our health insurance company to see how much money we were going to have to throw down for our little munchkins arrival. After hearing that it was basically nothing, he decided to see how much bunnion surgery would cost him. When the dear woman on the line told him the cost, surgery became not an option, but a necessity. We have the best health insurance in the world. If only we had dental insurance to match!! So 4 weeks ago, Devo had foot surgery to remove the bunnion on his left foot and to straighten out his big toe which had been sliding under his neighbor toe. It was every bit as annoying as we expected, times 12,000 because I am pregnant and everything that comes with being so. But, Devin lives on my pace now which has been really fun for me! We have spent hours together just relaxing and resting. Its so dreamy!! Anyway, it has made for some good laughs and some really embarrasing moments for me. Example 1: We decided to take a trip to RC Willey about 5 days post surgery. Devin couldnt get around well and he has a hard time with the ol' crutches, so he allowed me his 8 months pregnant wife to push him around the store. What a sweetie right?! Example 2: We go to Target to register for the remaining things we are desiring for the wee one. Although I have the pregnant walk down and look like a fool, my little Devy surprises me yet again with his little stint in the motorized chair cart thing. How embarrassed I was! To make matters worse, the thing beep beeps when it backs up, takes up the entire isleway, and Devin can barely drive it and manages to crash into me!! What the?!! Now though, I look back and it is just hilarious to me. What a funny husband I have. Such a comedian! Anyway, all is healing nicely and it is just amazing to see Devins foot look normal. Especially in an x-ray. Here are some pics pre-surgery and post surgery. He begged me to put them on here because this has been our life for the past 4 weeks. So if you are faint hearted, dont look closely at the picture. It is the least grotesque of them. When the doctor revealed the foot for the first time a week after the surgery, I was really grossed out. He could tell by my face so he cleaned it up a bit. Thankfully. Can't wait for bunnion#2 to be abolished. (In the photo to the left, notice the beauty of a bunnion on his right foot. Also just for the record, he now has two screws in his big toe where the bunnion was, and still has those two pins holding his toe straight, although the stitches have been removed and we have yet to see what his foot looks like all healed up. Hopefully we will be able to add the picture of his healed foot on Monday as long as his bone has healed where the pins are.)

8 comments:

Kylie said...

dang dude. he's got some gnarly feets.

Chelsy said...

Now when I talk to Devon, all I will see is that last picture! haha!

May be a pain and totally annoying now...but so worth it in the end (which is probably what you are feeling right now about pregnancy. And it's definitely what I am feeling about these braces!)

Chelsy said...

OH, and sorry I spelt his name wrong. Correct spelling is noted!

David&Deena said...

OH my poor babies...you take care of each other and keep laughing!

Ashley said...

That makes my stomach churn. I saw him week before last at church walk in with the crutches, but never saw you guys after that. I hope you guys are doing well! I feel bad we've barely seen you since the surgery. We went on vacation, but now are sick so we are staying away from everyone.

Also, are you having a shower? I hadn't heard anything, let me know alright.

Chat with you guys later!
Ashley

Jeff said...

Thanks for sharing. I've been wondering how the patient was doing. His foot looks sore. I bet you both look forward to the next one with a little one in tow.

Drew and Megan said...

oh man that must of been horrible! but im glad they're better. you guys are so hilarious!

Christine said...

ok i know this is an old post, but i just wanted to tell you that i feel your pain. i had that surgery on both feet. i promise it's worth it! sorry that i just saw this...hah it's almost been two months! i miss seeing you guys! hope you're doing well.