Surgery is this morning, and I’m supposed to check in at the hospital at 9:30 a.m. I won’t lie. I am dreading it. It’s going to be painful, and the recovery is going to be long. Two months in a hard cast, one more month in a brace, and then a lot of physical therapy to regain function. I am not looking forward to it but must make the best of the situation.
I’ve been reading a few articles about the importance of rest after injury. These articles talk about “active rehabilitation,” which I think means making adjustments so that some type of activity continues while the injured areas get rest. Resting after injury is not my strong suit, as demonstrated by the Achilles tendon problem that I’ve had for about a year and a half now. Maybe it is time to let up a bit and embrace the concept of rest.
I feel okay about getting everything in order at work yesterday. I’ve read and responded to e-mails this morning and expect that I might do little to nothing on Thursday and Friday.