Courtney- you are young...is it typical for someone your age to need this type of surgery? I can see where you would definitely want the surgery rather than continuing with pain for the rest of your life. I'm 62 and therefore probably not nearly as active as you are.
I'm retired and therefore not as occupied and have more time to think and get stressed out. I've been trying to keep busy but have only two rooms left in the house to clean before you will be able to eat off my floors! I've even cleaned closets! Fortunately I volunteer at the local library and that has taken up some of my time but not nearly enough.
I've seen some girls my age have surgery at my dr offices but its normally it seems to be women are my mom and your age. I use to be a figure skater and my bad foot(my right) was my lading foot..so he thinks my extra bone that I had taken out got worse cause of that. I've had foot issues snice I was 14 but I was too young then to do much cause they thought my foot was still growing. So at 17 I had my first and I will have two at 19. I turn 20 2 days after my surgery..nice birthday gift huh? I also didn't want to have to deal with the pain for a long time, like you said I'm so young that I didn't want to wait till I was in my 30s or older. I want to be able to move on with my life and do simple thing go to the gym or stand on my tip toes to reach something.
Tell me about it, before my surgery my mom always jokes that my room is so clean. Its cause I'm trying to do anything to keep me from thinking about it. For me Iike going to stores and just looking at everything. If I do that I pass a lot of time away and sometimes I even find something really awesome. I found myself a hello kitty serving tray which was cool
I have till feb 28th..so its awhile from now but yours is getting close. Just think soon you will have a new foot.
You have a long history of foot problems, This is my first. Has each surgery been progressively worse? As in pain, length of time for healing, etc.? I'm concerned that my other foot may need surgery in the future as well.
Well my left foot is doing well. It has held up which is good, it hurts every now ans then when i was using crutches but Ithink that's normal. Yeah each surgery I get more and more done. This time is and FDL transfer with a chance of having my heel broken. He will decides final stuff when he gets in and sees how bad it is. This one will be the longest for healing and he said pain but if you stay ahead of the pain it isn't all that bad.
Courtney - how are you handling the waiting? I'm finding this to be very difficult for me and I still have two long weeks to wait. If I were working (I'm retired) the time might go by quicker but I am trying to keep busy with my hobbies but find it is not enough. Crying helps.
The waiting sucks big time. I am trying my best to get really prepared this time around. I go to the store a lot while I wait, I have all my pillows and I found a shower chair. My work is in the slow part right now, so I'm not working a ton. I wish I was working more so I wasn't home and thinking about it. I cried the morning of cause I was hungry and my surgery wasn't till 2pm. I'm hoping I get a morning one this time. Do you have a time for your surgery?
They won't give me a time until the day prior. I think I might feel better if I were doing something to prepare but right now I don't have much left on my to do list. I am not worried about hunger--I will probably be too anxious to eat anyway--but having a good cry prior sure sounds like a great idea. I need to release some tension. It is snowing this morning so I might usually stay home but instead plan to go to a store hoping the roads aren't too bad. Need to fill in some time.
Yeah that's how it is for me this time. The last two I had the times but not this time, that makes me nervous. Though last time they did call me at like 1030 saying they moved me up and that was nerve wracking cause I live 40 mins away and they wanted me there in 30. Needless to say I got there an hour later cause of traffic. I still have quite a few things left on my list but I think towards the end of the month I will start getting more. Plus I'm planning my early birthday cause I'm turning 20 two daysafter surgery, so instead I'm having my birthday party(more like a dinner) the day before surgery. So its something to look forward too. I hope the roads aren't to bad and you can go to the store. Its fun just to look around and see what they have. Passes a good few hours
My husband and I have appointments in the area of the hospital tomorrow so we plan to make a dry run to see where we will need to go. I have not been to this particular hospital in many, many years. I'm guessing that it is also about 40 miles away but I would love a call saying move it up--just don't call and say it is delayed!
I'll try to remember your birthday and send you some good wishes.
I do lots of sewing and am making some quilts. I needed some additional fabric for the one I started this week so I went to the sewing center where I can spend hours looking at all the beautiful fabric. I have so many quilts now that I am considering selling them on ebay.
Well, another day will soon be crossed off my count down calendar. Yeah, I like that.
Well its good to have a dry run, i see my dr at the same place I'm getting surgery so I know the place like the back of my hand. I was happy it was moved up, just stressed cause my dad wasn't ready and I hadn't been expecting it. Better sooner than later though.
You sew? My friends mom does and she made me this awesome steelers bag. You should set up and ebay account to sell your quilts that would give you something to and keep busy even during surgery.
The backpack I didn't use, though later on when I needed food I would get a bag and put some items in it then crutch back to my spot on the couch. When I went out I was in my wheelchair or my mom would hold my purse, if I even brought one out. A backpack could be useful though.
Yeah I would see about selling them, it could be a nice thing to keep busy with and you enjoy it.
You could rent a tv show that maybe you haven't seen in awhile or try at new one. That could keep you busy up until surgery plus you don't think about it as much. Or get a good book, I use to read more and that helped. I also stocked up on ice cream and did a tasting before surgery and that was fun. Ben and jerrys is my favorite...you should get some to put away. It helped my tummy with the pain meds. Did you look into the ebay thing more?
I'm glad the dry run went well. My dad is the driver for me and he knows all the back roads incase of an accident or something. He works near where I go so I guess that helps.
I'm more nervous for my doggie than me this time. He's so used to me picking him up and carrying him...I don't know how he's going to take it when I can't. I know he will be sitting right next to the couch though cause he's a momma boy
Gee Courtney, my husband was saying that our cat is going to go nuts cause he sleeps on my legs! Today I am having lunch with an old friend and that will be nice and use up some time today and then we have our grandson (9 yrs old) for the weekend so that may fly by too.
Next week I can do all my last minute items such as getting my hair trimmed, changing the bed and finishing any laundry.
Until then I like the idea of stocking up on ice cream. Plus, our local store has it on sale this week!
Hospital called me this morning and asked me every question that I have ever been asked by every medical apt I've had. I was considering painting my toenails so they would look nice for the surgery but that was one of the many instructions I got. No polish, no hairspray, etc. It's another step closer to the surgery but I still have to wait for a call the day prior to tell me what time.
This weekend I have my nine year old grandson whom I have seen since before Christmas. He will be opening his gifts tonight. So far he opened one gift--a pogo stick. He's in the basement trying to ride it. Hope he doesn't get hurt falling off it.