The content of this blog is mostly opinion, it is a subjective report of my pre- and post- surgery journey. I hope, in some way, it assists others during their time of preparation. Feel free to comment, but negative, hurtful comments are not welcomed.
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Background and Exposition
I AM THANKFUL TO HAVE FULLY FUNCTIONAL FEET.
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I am my own best and worst critic. So... here goes.
As you can imagine, my shoes have manhandled my feet.
September 12, 2014
After seeing the x-rays my podiatrist at Alamo Family Foot and Ankle Care, Dr. Richard Perez, http://podlink.com/doctors/perez.php, stated very clearly,
"Your feet are in bad shape. You need surgery on, at least the right one. Preferably both. If you don't, you will surely regret it."
Dr. Perez: (smiling) Seems like you need to find a better reason to put off your surgery. Your footwear should be the last thing on your mind, especially since it is likely that your shoes negatively impact these feet of yours.
Me: When do I need to have surgery?
Dr. Perez: Yesterday or Monday
Me: I CANNOT HAVE SURGERY ON MONDAY!!!
We decided to start on the right foot on December 1st.
November 14, 2014
Dr. Perez: (smiling) Let's just do both feet. I can rearrange my surgery schedule to make sure I take good care of them.
Me: Sigh... Okay.
- My boyfriend bought me a streaming Blu-ray player so I can watch TV & movies on demand. I must decide whether Netflix or Hulu is best...
- Half Price Books contributed several new books to my library.
- I have moved my furniture around so I can move about more easily. I like my open floor plan!
- My doctor has provided my disabled parking placard application - handicapped parking during the holiday season? Sweet!
- I have arranged to stay at a friend's 1st floor apartment for 3 days post-op; I live on the second floor.
- My parents are coming to care for me for about a month. They will stay at a cozy little cottage at my apartment complex. Hallelujah! :)
The Serenity Prayer is my new mantra:
|God grant me the serenity|
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world [my deranged feet]
as it is [as they are], not as I would have it [because I would have chosen Rihanna's 5-star rated feet on Wikifeet];
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
December 1 is fast approaching...