thanks everyone. Yes I was in the hospital when the wounds developed. I don't know exactly when since I can really see that part of my ankle and can't feel anything. Doesn't help that my skin is super sensitive. I've got wound vacs on them now. I'm at a hospital now getting IV antibiotics since it turned out I have an infection in the bone. The wounds are looking sooooo much better since I've been here.
I'll be d/c'd from here on the 31st, then I have an appointment with a Dr at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through John's Hopkins. My PCP referred me there - says he sends his toughest patients there. The Dr I'm seeing just happens to be the medical director of inpatient therapy. I dunno, we're hoping for something good to come of that appointment.
As far as my lower half - I can't feel if something it touched or leg lifted. etc. However I do have quite a bit of tingling. It's never the same. A couple of weeks ago I felt really sharp pin prick in my big toe. My home nurse happened to be there and pressed where I felt it and it definitely felt more so of a pin prick. Haven't felt that again. With in the last two weeks it's starting to feel like I have compression stockings on. Still having tingling. While I was sitting on the side of the bed today I could feel the pressure against my feet. This week I've started feeling the urge to fart/poop, just can't do anything about it. I can push a little but not constrict the rectum. (sorry if this is TMI).
Kind of ironic... on my foot I have a tattoo that says "letting go of who I am to become what I might be" I got it about 5yrs ago when I was working on some goals (have lost 130 lbs or so} but now seems like a whole different outlook to that quote.