IT IS DONE!
Here I finally sit TWO WEEKS after my surgery.
It's been a really rough two weeks, and quite honestly, I was not prepared for the severity of the pain I endured post op.
Also, mobility was a way bigger issue than I anticipated.
Just getting to the bathroom was a monumental task requiring my own personal team of assistants!
So basically, what I've been doing for the past two weeks:
Wake up in pain, hobble to the bathroom, take a hand full of medication/pain pills, sleep for hours, repeat.
The surgery itself went very smoothly.
Technically I had a:
And a Realignment of my Hindfoot
In layman's terms:
Fusion of the bones in the top of the foot with a
grinding down of my heel bone to use for "grout"
as my surgeon would call it.
Cutting my Achilles tendon to lengthen it
And putting a gigantic screw through my heel bone to realign my foot.
Sounds like fun, huh?
Here's what it looks like:
So that's where I'm at now, slowly getting into a new routine of self care and managing the household as best I can. Doug and the kids have been AMAZING and I am so thankful they love me so much.
In another week, I get my stitches removed and a fiberglass cast.
I will remain in the cast until the fusion has healed
which will take 6-8 weeks.
Now don't feel sorry for me!
I planned for lots of diversional activities
while on this forced "vacation."
Danny has started baseball season
and we have a full calendar of games and events.
I have seedlings to start and gardens to plan.
Lent is right around the corner...
suffering might be this year's theme.
And I'm going to teach myself to paint in watercolor.
And of course, I have this space to talk about it all with you!