| | Newbie to boards - nervous about surgery Thurs...
Hello all -
Fortunately, I discovered these boards two days ago and many of you, past and present posters, have helped me so much! Nonetheless, I'm feeling anxious.
My surgery is essentially a bunionectomy of my left foot (big toe), correction of hypermobility, bone graft as well as lenthening of the tendon in my calf. I feel confident in my doctor, an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in foot reconstruction and sports medicine. My life has become less active over the past eight months as my foot pain became worse. The past two months I've been reduced to wearing my birkenstock giza's everyday. Ugh! Pain led me to escalate the hunt for the proper surgeon and thank goodness I found these boards b/c I was beside myself with trying to put everything in to perspective. Part of that perspective was getting practically prepared.
My sig. other has been tremendous, he's been there at every turn; we spent much of our weekend shopping for everything on my list to make me more comfortable and help him in helping me.
So now that the busy work is done, how do I mentally prepare for the surgery and the unknowns following, pain management, being bedridden for a while and NWB for 8 weeks. I want to heal well, do my utmost as a patient to rehabilitate and eventually have a foot that doesn't hurt and can carry me through an active lifestlye that a year or so from now, includes running. Until then it's about pacing myself I suppose. With that said, time for some rest before the work week tomorrow.
Thank you for reading my post!