Good news: I will be sedated prior to getting FIVE injections in my foot to give me an ankle block. I will feel no pain. Phew.
Bad news: He does have to cut my toe and insert screws to straighten it out. Bummer. I have been looking at photos on the internet and my bunion just doesn't look as bad as some of those I've seen. Apparently he feels differently. :(
Also, I thought I would be going back to work after 14 days. Today he told me I should take six weeks off. We compromised at 3.5 weeks. We'll see how I'm healing at my post-op (~2 weeks) and maybe that will change.
Now I wait for 8:00 a.m. Friday morning to arrive.
I have been doing more of the things I love, trying to keep my mind off the inevitable.
Sara and I went to Disneyland Tuesday to see it decorated for Halloween. We had a great time. It was colder than we expected. I only had my sweater off for about 45 minutes the entire day we were there.
Friday I took Leanne to Garin for a "5 or 6 mile run" that ended up being 8.62 miles. Oopsie! According to Leanne, I do this every time we go out - underestimate the mileage. She doesn't mind though, she is loving trail running. I wanted to do the northern loop that I haven't done since Winter. I love the single track trails over that way and as soon as we got to them, I was so happy I had chosen that route. It's just beautiful. We saw two coyotes so I ended up leashing Boomer in the open areas so he wouldn't be tempted to go play with them. :-/
I am taking Thursday off to get in one more long run with Boomer. I'm trying to decide the best place to go. Some place that will leave me satisfied for the long recovery period that will begin the next day. I will be sure to post Thursday night with my September totals (highest running mileage of the year!) and photos of where I chose to do my final run.
09/23 - 1.65 mile walk, "24LIFT" class
09/24 - 8.62 mile trail run
09/25 - 1.5 mile walk
09/26 - 2 mile walk
09/27 - 3.65 mile walk, Yoga