Jan 092015
 

It’s Thursday night as I type this, so by the time you read this I will be at the doctor’s office getting ready for my surgery. Yep, today’s the day.

At this point, I’m feeling pretty nervous and anxious about the whole thing, and I just can’t wait to get it over with. It feels similar to when you have a big test to take or have to make a big presentation; you just can’t help but have butterflies in your stomach.

Physically I am ready – I know where to go, what to bring, what to wear, etc. But mentally? Well, we can only hope. I’m worried that when I have to say goodbye to Fabio/my parents (all of whom are coming to cheer me on – they’re truly the best) that I will get all emotional. I’m also worried about how I will handle the actual pain; my body has never been through anything like that so I don’t know what to expect. Lastly, I’m worried about how I’ll feel about not being able to walk for about a month. No walking Jack. No getting up to pee (easily) in the middle of the night. No simple walking from the kitchen to the living room. Everything is going to be a challenge for me, and I already know I’m going to get frustrated. To cope I’m just trying to tell myself not to freak out, but I think we’re just going to wait and see how I wind up handling everything. Cross your fingers!

On the workout front, I did everything I could this week to get in as much fitness as possible. In addition to completing a couple of my favorite Kayla Itsines workouts in the cozy warmth of my living room, I also attended a class at Edge Yoga and Urban Athletic Club with Anne. Her friend Kathleen joined us at UAC too!

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The class at UAC was another really tough one, and Anne and I both commented on how sore we were after. My biceps in particular were killing me for two days afterword. It hurt to stretch my arm out all the way, which I realized I do a lot throughout the course of the day. Ouch. That’s the sign of a good workout though! 😉

Edge Yoga was a blast too, and our instructor Mark had us bending and twisting into tons of new poses. Anne even helped me get into crow pose, which I’ve been struggling with for a while. Now I just have to keep practicing!

Anyway, I guess all this is to say I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. My workouts are logged, my clothes are packed, and I am ready to do this.

I should be out of surgery by around 11:30 am ET, so by the time some of you read this I may even be out already! Can’t we just fast forward ’til then? Please? Pretty please?

Question of the day: Have you ever had a medical procedure you were scared about?

I got my wisdom teeth out in high school and although I’m sure I was nervous, I can’t really remember being that scared. Maybe I was braver back then??

 Posted by on January 9, 2015

  6 Responses to “Today is the day…”

  1. Good luck today Chelsea! I know exactly how you are feeling. I had my ankle fuzed my senior year of high school and it was the biggest surgery I had had. That feeling before is not fun. But the feeling after is amazing when you know it is done. I know there will be lots of people there for you after who love you – that is the best feeling!

    After my surgery I was right there with you on not being able to do anything. I basically was not able to do things on my own without assistance for a year 🙁 Feel free to reach out to me whenever. I would be more than happy to offer an advice or suggestions.

    I guess my biggest piece of advice is think long term. The pain and annoyance of not being mobile will be bad for a month but you are doing it so your feet will not give you problems down the line. That pain will be gone!

  2. I’m reading this at 12 CT so you’ve already been recovering for an hour and a half! Yay! Stay positive and focus on how great your feet will feel in runs after this!

  3. Good luck! Hope it went well!

  4. Sending you good vibes! I have bunions too and will probably need to have the surgery sometime in my life. Just think that you’ll be walking/running without any pain after you recover! 🙂

  5. Hope everything went well!

    I never had to get my wisdom teeth out bc they fit in my mouth, but I think I am going to have to have one out and Im a little freaked out about it. Firstly bc I haven’t really had any surgery or anything like that and secondly bc I can’t take medication since I am an addict. Ive been putting it off for like a year, but I think the time will come soon.

    I can understand your frustration at not being able to do all the things that you normally do, but once you are again, itll seem like it was all in the past. Until then though focus on your recovery and keep your head up!

  6. I hope that everything went well with your surgery!! Praying for a quick recovery and patience for you as you have to make adjustments to your daily life to do so!

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