When I last left you on my foot saga I said that I have planned to talk to the doctor and that we’d be moving forward with my foot surgery. At the time I wrote that I had been told that the doctor only does surgery every other Friday. That left me unable to get into the next Friday surgery schedule so I’d likely get moved to the August 12th date. Well early last week I got a call and surgery is scheduled for August 4th. WOW…that was faster than I anticipated.
That left me with a double whammy of feelings…excitement that there might be a light at the end of the tunnel and dread because I have to “walk” (with crutches) through that tunnel.
So after that phone call began the scramble. I am anticipating taking just over two weeks off. I had two appointments during that time…both of them had to be moved and squeezed into this quick week before surgery.
My mind has been flying with to-do lists….-pull up the rugs so I can move around the house easier with the scooter
-make some freezer meals
-get the spare bedroom sheets changed
-take care of everything in the garden that can be taken care of
-get some projects that can be done while sitting lined up
-get some baking done and frozen
-go through the garden and get it completely weed free
I’m trying to think of everything…
For the record. I am a VERY poor patient. I get frustrated easily. I had sitting still. I hate feeling weak. I like to be the server…I don’t like being served. I don’t love television.
This is going to be hard…but I am going to manage.
I do have a few to-dos that I am excited to finally be getting to…
-make rugs for the bathroom
-go through all of my quilt magazines and get rid of LOTS
There’s also a whole LARGE list of how can I’s..
-maneuver the stairs
-get some exercise for Ruby
It’s all the things that people think about before surgery….people manage and I will too.
I am hoping to start back to work on August 22nd. It’s going to be challenging but I’m up for giving it a try. If the parents are patient with me and the kids have their “listening ears on”…we might just be okay. Happily Kalissa has a lot of time off the week I go back to work so she’ll come and help me get adjusted. I am so thankful I have good kids. I do have an appointment on Tuesday the 2nd with my doctor…hopefully then I’ll know a few more details of the “can dos” and “can’t dos” and what to expect.
On a happy note, my blood tests all came back “A-okay” on my thyroid…yahoo. Hopefully the foot will bring me good results too.