Today is THE day!
It is surgery day!
Strange response, eh?
Well, if you’d been in the pain that I’ve been in since last Sunday night, you’d be happy too!
A friend asked me if I was nervous.
I said no but then modified my response to say that while I’m not looking forward to the pain that will follow surgery, I am ready to get it over with so that I can begin my recovery in earnest.
It’s strange to be the one on the operating table. In the past, it’s always been Chicky.
In the past, it’s been me who’s sat in the waiting room for hours, praying and keeping others apprised of the procedure.
Now, others will be waiting for me.
Showtime is 2pm, a little later than I’d prefer, but a time that’s in God’s hands.
Instead of waking up to a cast, I believe, if I heard correctly, I’ll be wearing some sort of adjustable wrap.
I envision something similar to what Chicky had on…velcro straps to hold the padding and brace in place.
Before I’m put under, I have a few questions for the doctor…
The first one is the most important, in my opinion.
Will I be able to run again?
I know I’m not training for the Olympics. I recognize that I’m no spring chicken.
I have, however, come a long way in my fitness level from where I was at this time last year.
Super Sis and I recently talked about my 8.5 mile run from last week, and she wanted to know how I’d done it.
I told her that I’d just told my legs to keep going, and they had.
I’d told myself to trust my legs and let them do the work because they were strong enough, and they had.
I’ll admit that I’m nervous about asking the doctor this question. I’m not sure that I want to know the answer.
He’s a no-nonsense guy. The man don’t play, as my students would say.
Regardless, I am Auburnchick. I’m fearless. I ask all the dumb questions.
I sure would appreciate continued prayers for the surgeon’s hands as they rebuild my ankle, for a smooth transition out of the surgery (getting put under has made me sick in the past), and for as little pain as possible afterward.
Also, could you pray for the Mr. He’s under an enormous amount of pressure trying to balance my care, the planning of Rooster’s rehearsal dinner, and doing his regular not-at-home job.
Please pray for his safety as he travels back and forth from Podunk, USA, to get me to my surgery and then back home to care for our fur babies and eventually back to pick me up and take me home. I’ll be staying with his parents for a day or two to give me an extra day of recovery before I travel in the back of our car on country roads. Go ahead and say car sickness and ouchies from bumps and curves.