Up until recently whenever my upcoming surgeries were discussed it seemed like some big larger than life thing that was conceptual and not really happening. Last week shit became real. Early on after my consult with my new hip surgeon, a fantastic doctor here in Ottawa named Geoff Wilkin, I was very active contacting his office, asking to be on a cancelation list and following up with them every 2 weeks to hear if I had a surgery date. A few weeks ago I decided to slow things down and just let them happen. 2 weeks ago I started making plans for work I needed to do in the early summer assuming that my procedure wouldn’t happen until July or August. Essentially as soon as I accepted the fact that I would not be having surgery I get an email notification pop up on my phone from my surgeon’s office offering me a date of May 25th. Only a month away.
My brain goes into overdrive and I have barely slept as I am constantly thinking of all the things that I need to do before surgery, our puppy needs to be fixed, my family needs eye appointments, L needs an orthodontics appointment. Just when I think that is all my phone starts ringing off the hook: pre-op CT scan, pre-op appointment.
On top of all of this work is crazy busy I just got a new boss and I just hired a new employee. Perfect time to go on “vacation” for 2 months. Top this all off with the fact that L and H start soccer 4 nights a week at the end of the month!
I am hoping to manage some stress by writing, especially since we will be doing this all again within the next year.
Today was my CT scan. Thankfully no contrast and it went quickly. With everything going on I let my work parking permit expire and not have to walk a few blocks from where I parked my car to get to the office.
Right now I am on pain meds pretty much constantly daily. I don’t use crutches often though they would probably help. I have Mobilegs. I bought them for almost 400$ before my scope labrum repair in December. After figuring out how to use cycling gloves to help the pain in my hands. For anyone needing crutches multiple times or long term I highly recommend them.
As I said, things are starting to get real. I need to decide how much daycare and when I need it for the kids while having no idea how my recovery is going to be. I guess at the moment that is the least of my issues.
More updates to come.