Whew! It’s done! Surgery was yesterday and it went well. I was worried about having a reaction to the anesthetic and get sick as I usually do. Ironically, I didn’t have a bad reaction to the anesthetic as expected, none at all actually, but I the morphine afterwards hit me really hard. I felt like I had a serious flu and I was throwing up every 45 minutes and in and out of a fitful sleep. It was awful. But now, at just over 24 hours since waking up from surgery, I am feeling much, much better.
I had my screws and plate removed from my ankle from a serious double fracture earlier this year (and it happened just 4 months before my wedding!). Some of the screws were sticking out and were giving me daily pain and often swelling. I am very happy to have them out. I will be on crutches for a while, but that’s ok. Its like a forced arm toning workout!
Now I just have to get through one last recovery and I am in the clear. Its is very painful, but if I compare it to the pain of the initial break, it doesn’t compare. Its not as bad as that. I can deal with this. I can get through this. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is a bright one.
Looking forward to 2014 being a year of fitness, bike races and obstacle course marathons. 🙂 Life is good.
~with love, Chelsey P