Well, today was judgement day. It was the day when I was to find out if my foot would be on the mend, or if I was to have surgery and given a one way ticket to sitting on my butt for more undisclosed amounts of time.
My foot had been feeling better, so I was hoping that the doc was going to tell me I had won what was behind door number one.Unfortunately, all I got was the goat behind door number two and what that means is surgery.
I am not a spring chicken anymore, but man I never thought an attempt to get back in shape would be such a pain in my butt….err foot. Through this journey I have definitely learned a lot, and I am really hoping that this surgery has a end result that is positive.
What have I learned from the last 6 months?
1. Definitely take stretching seriously! More than likely all this crud could’ve been prevented if I had taken the time to stretch. This mess started in MARCH. Now that we are talking surgery, I have at LEAST another 5 months in recovery. It could take up to a year!
2. Listen to your body, even when it makes you feel old: I am only 33, but my body is definitely not feeling like it used to. So when your mind is telling you are a rock star, but your body is saying “whoa, Nelly!” , you need to LISTEN. Not listening could help you into a “wonderful” situation like the one I am in.
3. It’s ok to ask for help: It is quite humbling to have to ask for help in and out of the shower, but it is so much less humbling than having to call paramedics to get your naked butt off the floor after you have broken something else. That’s just speculation on my part, but doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun.
4. The house not being clean will not kill you: Despite what my OCD keeps telling me, it is OK to sit on your butt and heal. Even moms need time to take care of themselves, and sometimes injuries and illnesses is our body’s way of doing that. Let those dishes sit.Plus, isn’t that what kids are for?
5. Be thankful for the little things: Being laid up for this long makes you crave things you usually take for granted, like walking or gardening. This that you used to do every day really seem like something you would just kill somebody to do. When you are all healed up, make sure to slow down and savour the moments!
6. Never give up! It royally sucks that I am going to have to have surgery, but in my life I have learned that they can’t hold you down unless you let them. Take it easy, rest, heal, and enjoy a free week off full of great drugs! Plus, you are going to be waited on hand and foot and don’t even have to pay for it! People pay big bucks at a spa for that kind of treatment!
I really hope through this journey you guys have learned a thing or two so you don’t end up laid up like me, but on the bright side it will definitely mean I have more time to blog. Since my butt is going to be making a permanent indention in the sofa, I might as well let you guys enjoy my drug induced anectdotes, no?