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On the 16th I'm having ligament reconstruction surgery...here's the story:
I've been dealing with an ankle sprain since September, and was in a boot for about 6 weeks, have been doing PT and finally, my doctor ordered an MRI in early December. At my next appointment, he walked in with a solemn face and gave me the news: you've got a torn ligament. I had a knee-jerk reaction and cursed, then apologized for my language. It's just that that was literally the last thing I wanted to hear! I've already had surgery on this ankle, I didn't want to have to face that again.
Anyway, he sat down and was like, you've got 2 options, surgery, or wear a brace forever and still have problems...so I cursed again and said, well, surgery is the best option and he agreed -- well, he first said it and I was like, I have to think for a minute to process.
What really sucks is that I'm an adult now and work so there's no break for me to do this over (last time I did it over summer break -- can you say bummer summer?), so I'm going to miss out on a good amount of work.
The other thing is, I'm going to have to stay at my parent's house for at least the first week, if not longer so they can help me out because I remember last time I could barely do anything the first 2 weeks..
...and, I'm only 26...I shouldn't be on my 2nd surgery already!!
So, I went in yesterday to discuss the details of the procedure and to schedule it...and when they asked me when I wanted it done, I said as soon as possible, thinking it'd be at least a few weeks. Nope! They were like, how about the 16th? I paused and then said, sure, sounds good! So now I'm booked and it's official and just a week and a half away! Eek!
I'll be honest and say I'm kinda scared. I wasn't at all when I was a teenager, but now I know more/better...But I've gotta put on my big girl pants and do it.
I'm also totally 100% not looking forward to spending 6 weeks in a cast and then time in a boot etc. But at least for the time I'm in the cast I'll have a knee scooter. Got a script for that already
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