As you’ve likely already seen in the title, this is the last post in this series before my surgery.
Tomorrow I finally go in to get my accessory navicular removed! This little bone has been the cause of so many tears and so much frustration, and to finally be doing something to get rid of it is very exciting. I’m a person who always has to be doing something—I hate not being productive—so these last nine weeks have been tough. But to finally be doing something to improve my pain, it’s going to be good.
I’m not at all looking forward to the actual procedure, I’m definitely not the biggest fan of hospitals.
Not looking forward to the recovery process either, which can be grueling.
But I’m so incredibly excited to be getting on the path to healing. As you can imagine, it stinks to just sit around, not healing or doing what you love. I was just waiting.
So right now, less than twenty-four hours away from having this extra bone in my foot, I’m nervous, but I’m somewhat relieved. I feel very confident in my surgeon’s skill, and I have no doubt that everything will go smoothly thanks to him.
Leading up to it
I’m trying not to think about the surgery itself. I am a chronic over-thinker and I’ll stress over every detail if I let myself think about it. So, instead, I’m focusing on what comes after surgery. If you are anything like me, I encourage you to do this too!
- I get to use the goodies in the thoughtful care basket my best friend and her family gave me—(thank you!)
- I’ll have a different kind of pain, (I’m getting pretty sick of the current type 🙂 )
- I’ll have plenty of time to watch movies, any recommendations?
- No shortage of time to read!
- I’ll be on the way to walking again
- Eventually I’ll be seeing improvement
Last but not least,
- I’ll finally, finally, be getting close to being able to dance again. If you’ve ever been injured, you understand. It kills me not to be able to dance. It really sucks to feel like you are being forgotten, or passed over, or replaced while you are forced to miss out. But however many weeks after surgery, I’ll be able to ease back into dance, and I cannot wait. I’ve never been more impatient for something!
Depending on how I react to the surgery, anesthesia and the pain medications I’ll be on afterwards, the blog posts will most likely be lacking for a while! I won’t have disappeared, I’ll just be obeying doctor’s orders, laying down the whole day, keeping my foot up, sleeping, and trying to recover!
So that’s all for today, just a quick little injury update on tomorrow’s surgery and what to expect on here for the next couple days.
Hope you are all having a lovely first of August!