I have been absent from my blog for quite sometime. Chalk it up to an absent muse, a tired woman, life happening at high speed and low gear… many reasons, but no excuses.
December 2013 was a big month for me. I had a calcaneal osteotomy (with plantar fascia release, but no tendon transfers) on December 2, and spent 2-weeks on bed rest and another 6-weeks non-weight bearing on my left foot. Once I was allowed to weight bear I spent another 6-weeks in physical therapy.
I am facing another calcaneal osteotomy in the late summer/early fall. I have the same deformity in the right foot that was corrected in the left (pes cavus or freakishly high arches).
Preparing for the second round of pain, pain du jour, and painful-pain, has been challenging. I do plan on writing more during this stint. I think it might be helpful for others who are facing similar surgery. This was an eye-opening experience for me. I went into the first procedure with many ideas of what I would go through, but I have come out on the other end of it with a better understanding of what I need to do to be prepared for the next.
In the meantime, I am hoping to hop on here more and process various things, but suffice it to say that something about losing your independence and going through a season of pain sure does make an introvert even more introspective. That’s a beautifully dangerous place to reside.