Sorry for the absence of blog posts, but if you read this post, then you’ll know I had a pretty good excuse 🙂 This post will be pretty short, but I just wanted to update you because I always hate when a blogger disappears after a big event!
For the most part, I was pretty calm while we were checking in at the hospital and getting situated. My pre-operative nurse was awesome and definitely kept me at ease, as did my mom. It was only after sitting in the pre-op room for a while that I started to get really stressed out. The worst part for me was by far getting the IV. I was terrified. I’m usually somewhat ok with needles and getting shots, but for whatever reason, this was different. I freaked out. From then on, I was basically having a mini panic attack. It was not good. Eventually I was given something to calm me down, and I felt so much better as I was wheeled into the next room and climbed onto the table.
The doctors said everything went well, so that’s good. At first I thought it was gross that we were given a picture of the bone that was removed—my accessory navicular—but I’m glad we have it now. It’s really interesting to look at! The surgeon said that my bone was really large compared to most, and it was also very loose, so that’s why it was causing me so much pain.
Boy, do I have some good stories now. Waking up from anesthesia, all sorts of things were just pouring out of my mouth! I had no filter!!! Let me know in the comments if you’d like me to share some of the crazy things I said after surgery.
The surgery was exactly one week ago and I haven’t done too much since. I’ve been exhausted and my foot hurts like mad if I lower it, so I’ve been staying in bed with it elevated on a wedge pillow. If you ever get foot/ankle surgery, or just need to keep your feet lifted, I highly suggest investing in a wedge! It is much easier to sleep on than a pile of pillows! This one is similar to mine.
I won’t sit here and list every pain I’ve experienced in the past week, but for those of you that may have this surgery, I was put on oxycodone and a bunch of other weaker meds. I took it up until yesterday, and I’m still getting over the side effects. For me the big side effects of it are dizziness and nausea. Anytime I moved I would (and still do to some extent) get dizzy, and eating makes me really nauseous. I have no appetite, but to heal I need to eat so I’ve been eating lots of fruit! I also need to flush all the meds and drugs out of me by drinking lots of fluids, but it’s so hard to stay hydrated, you know?
I’m so glad that the surgery and the first week of recovery is over! Next Wednesday I go back to get my stitches taken out, so I will update you again then. In the meantime, look out for some more posts now that I’m less drowsy and sitting up more. As usual, my rambling self has made this post much longer than I expected, so I’ll cut it off here 🙂
Happy hump day everyone,