I should have had a foot operation in October but it was cancelled by the hospital. So today was the big day. I had opted for a local anaesthetic rather than a general. I had a nerve block in my foot and four injections but I could still feel some pin pricks so another four injections to top up. I would not mind but part of my foot is numb anyway. By this time my foot was so hot the surgeon said he could fry an egg on it! I was taken into theatre but when the tourniquet was applied my leg went into spasm and my foot kept snatching away. Apparently they could get round that problem, not sure how unless they sat on me! But the foot still had small areas that would not freeze so after all the injections and a syringe full of antibiotics the operation was cancelled. I have a swollen foot and ankle which will remain numb for up to twenty four hours.
I now have to decide whether to go ahead with a general anaesthetic sometime in the future.
What I found upsetting was that they found I had impaired feeling in my left foot where as the damage has only been on the right side until now.
Sorry rant over feeling stressed!