Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bye Bye Bunion!!

I woke up this morning to the sweetest text message from my little brother. He had to work today and couldn't come down to be with me during surgery even though he wanted to.

I really wasn't nervous this morning, but I was hungry!! Not being able to eat after midnight was not good for me. I busied myself with some last minute cleaning to help keep my mind off things.

The husband and I then drove out to my school to pick up my paycheck. On the way back from there, already running late, I realized I didn't have my insurance card. Not Good!! They told me to make sure I had it with me.

We stopped at home and searched frantically for it, but had no success. I called the surgical center and they thankfully said they had my info just to come one.

On the way to surgery

We got there about fifteen minutes late. My parents were there waiting on me. Before I went back I gave my daddy his Father's Day gift... a gift card to Gander Mountain, a local sporting goods store. I was afraid I would be too loopy afterwards to remember.

All this time, my sweet husband was on the phone. He might be physically here with me but bless his heart, he has been on the phone working nonstop today. His day off isn't so restful.

After just a few short minutes they called me back. My nurse was a sweet lady. I told her I had never had anything like this done and was a little scared. She took good care of me. She marked my foot so they didn't cut on the wrong one. In fact every nurse or doctor I talked to verified that we were cutting on the right foot. That was comforting.

She gave me this beautiful cap and gown to wear. Why on Earth I add to strip down naked to have my foot cut on is beyond me.

Anyway... she gave me my first ever IV. It wasn't bad at all. I normally don't have a problem with shots and needles as long as I don't see them, but this was new and wasn't coming right back out.

Feeling the fluid move through my veins was a little weird. Very cool though. I just kept thinking it would be cool to do something like this in science class, not that I can give all my kids an IV. HA!!

After I was all prepped the husband was finally able to join me. He stayed with me a little while and prayed with me. Then he left and let my Momma come visit. In no time at all my doctor had arrived and they were wheeling me back to the OR.

I'll admit the OR was a little scary. Even though there were nurses and doctors in the room, I felt all alone. And those big lights up above and all the white... just a little freaky.

An older gentlemen gave me my oxygen mask and was talking to me about how I was going to take a little nap. The next thing I knew I was waking up in recovery. The husband said it took about 45 minutes for the surgery and then I was in recovery for about 45 minutes. Not bad all!!

My parents brought me home while the husband went to have my prescription filled and pick up lunch for everyone.

I've just been laying around with the foot propped up. I have to keep it elevated above my heart until Monday afternoon when I go back to the doctor. I can't unwrap it or anything and I would really like to see it. She gave me stitches under the skin...would like to see what that looks like. I'm just curious.

I have to wear my surgical boot for 4 weeks, but I can walk in it. After that I have to wear athletic shoes for two months. That is going to be attractive with my dress pants at work. :) Won't me new students think I'm so cool!!

My sweet furbabies are taking good care of me. :) It amazes me that they know something is different.

I have definitely felt all the prayers that have gone up on my behalf. I wasn't anywhere near as nervous as I thought I would be. I never really got too nervous at all actually.

I have received a TON of calls, text, and messages through facebook today. I can't even begin to tell you how blessed and loved I have felt today. I have the best friends and family a girl could ask for!! I can't say thank you enough to all those you have prayed and loved on me already.


  1. so glad it went well!! and that it is over!! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  2. That pic with the pups is so sweet. They know their Momma is sick. Love you!

  3. Very glad to hear that it all went well! Praying for your speedy recovery :)

  4. HI I'm getting surgery in a month and i'm scared. How well did you finally heal?