Post-Surgery Update!

Hello my lovely readers! I feel like I’ve been gone forever, but really it’s only been a week.


I thought I might have some energy to blog a little in the last few days, but my foot surgery has really taken it out of me. Today I finally have enough energy to write a bit, so I thought I’d give you all a little update.

My bunion surgery was Wednesday afternoon, so wouldn’t you know it — I got rear-ended on Tuesday evening! I was meeting friends for our freezer food exchange and was whomped by a Rav-4 while stopped in traffic on the highway. Thankfully, it wasn’t too bad (the Volvo is a tank), I didn’t hit the car in front of me, and my chiropractor was able to get me in for an exam and good old-fashioned cracking the morning before my surgery.

The actual surgery went as well as I could have hoped. I don’t remember drifting off or Ryan giving me a kiss — I just remember waking up in the recovery area, super hungry. I was told I was probably going to be in pain and have some level of nausea, but mostly I just wanted a hamburger. Thankfully I didn’t have access to a hamburger, or I probably would have made myself sick gorging on it. Instead, Ryan fed me ginger ale and saltines. That night our neighbor brought over a chicken casserole — delicious!

I had very little pain that evening or the next day. The pain medication did a great job of keeping me pretty numb, but it made me lightheaded and cotton-mouthed so I moved to just Tylenol pretty quickly and that seems to do the trick for the most part, and so far I seem to be able to stay ahead of the pain. I have had some on-and-off nausea since the surgery, but nothing too bad.

Getting around is a pretty pathetic experience, with me limping around the house holding onto any available hand-hold. Showering is a laughable experience. Mostly I sit on the couch and ask Ryan (or whoever happens to be hanging around) to get me things. You’d think I’d feel like a princess, but mostly I feel like a lazy bum who refuses to heat up her own soup.

The hardest part about lying around all day is that it somehow makes me even more tired. Guess it’s all a part of the healing process, but I’m ready to have my normal level of energy back!

What did I miss while I was out of commission? Leave me some blog links in the comments so I can catch up!


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  1. says

    Glad to hear your surgery went well and you’re on the road to recovery! I had a stomach bug over the weekend, which doesn’t even BEGIN to compare to your situation, but I felt bad having to ask my husband to grab me stuff/check on me constantly. I’m not someone who naturally takes well to nurturing or being fussed over (that’s weird to admit), so I can imagine how I’d be doing in your situation. Hope you can take it easy! :)
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  2. says

    Oh I’m so glad your surgery went well, I hope you’ll recover quickly and you’ll soon feel like your self again!
    I was feeling very low on energy and motivation last week, but I think it was only because the weather constantly cold & rainy. The sun has started making very sporadic appearances this week which thankfully helps to lift my spirits.

    • says

      I wish our weather was cold and rainy! We’re suffering the worst drought in history — it’s scary dry around here. Thankfully, we’re supposed to get some rain in the next few days! Yay!

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