I’ve decided that hospitals are the next best thing to a spa. They give you a comfy gown to wear, tell you to lie down and relax under a blanket, they wait on you hand and foot, and then they wheel you out to your driver when it’s time to go home. There is of course the whole cutting your body open and sewing it back up again part….but when you are asleep for that it’s no big deal!
My surgery went very well last week, and I just met with my surgeon on Monday and he told me that I’m healing perfectly! YAY! It was crazy to see how long my incision was…it runs across the entire width of my toe. I guess the rule of plastic surgery (why he would have to follow the rules of plastic surgery when dealing with the underside of my toe I have no idea, but anyway) is that the cut has to be 3 times as wide as it is tall. Apparently I will have minimal scarring, so I can continue pursuing a career as a foot model!
The biggest pain about this whole thing hasn’t even been the pain, or the ugly shoe, or all the questions I am asked about it every day. The biggest pain has been showering! I can’t get the incision wet which means that I have to protect my entire right foot from the water. I have figured out that tying a grocery bag around my ankle keeps the splatters off as long as that foot is propped up on the edge of the bathtub. This means that I pretty much stand on my left leg only while showering. (a word to the wise: don’t lean your head back too quickly when rinsing your hair…it will cause you to lose your balance!)
Only 8 more days of this!