The weekend was a blur of activity.
I was most anxious, though, about what was to happen on Monday.
Below are the pictures that were taken during the great unveiling of my new feet.
Before and After X-rays, On the right, my foot before surgery. On the right, my new, narrow, corrected foot.
Brand New Footwear :)
I must admit, I am quite satisfied with the result. Therefore, I must tell you, Dr. Perez is a miracle worker.
Post-foot reveal has been difficult. In a way, I believe the bandages kept everything in place.
First, the boots are heavy. Robocop heavy.
Second, the feet are more exposed AND the spacers fall out when I sleep, when I sit, when the wind blows.
Third, I'm having a very hard time sleeping. Insomnia hard. I have been taking the Tylenol PM, as instructed, but even with those - I'm not sleeping.
Because I am entirely hard-headed, I decided to try to get back on my work schedule. I even called my supervisor and tried to log-in. I ended up in tears. My feet hurt, I was exhausted, and getting out of bed was so entirely difficult, I nearly passed out.
So... short term disability it is -- 60%.
My mother keeps asking me what the lesson is in all of this. Reality is, I have had surgery every 2 years since I was 26 on something. I often tell people that I am the black, female version of Benjamin Button. Complete with old people problems - shingles, for example.
I'm not really certain, but I have decided to seek some understanding. So, here goes. This will be both a time of recovery and healing. Love you, Mom. Time for a nap.