Well, I survived toe surgery! And now I feel like I was being a bit dramatic because it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. It never is, is it? I was pretty nervous this morning when I woke up, and even more nervous when I got to the doctor’s office.
I walked right into my appointment and the doctor started by numbing my toe. He sprayed “Cold Spray” on my toe and then numbed the area with a local anesthetic. This part definitely hurt the worse. He pricked the needle in there a few times and I am pretty sure he went pretty deep because it freaking hurt! Can I be real here? Feeling the liquid going in is always the worse part. Okay enough about that. Moving on.
After I numb up for a while, he dug in. I did not watch. But it only took about 5 minutes before he was done. I felt some pressure and a few big pinches, but overall it was not that bad. He didn’t have to burn the root of my nail because I am a first offender, but if it happens again, I will have to have that done. Cross your
toes fingers for me! Plus he gave me a pink bandage which definitely helped.
The bad news. I am not allowed to run for 2 weeks, which I am totally bummed about. After a few days though I can walk, do some yoga, weights, etc. I can’t wear closed toed shoes though for a few days and no heels (which is the best news of all!) An excuse to wear flats out? I’ll take it!
I’m home now being a couch potato watching Netflix on my Wii and blogging (clearly.) The anesthetic is wearing off and its becoming a bit sore so I am about to pop some Advil. I really don’t like pain pills, so I didn’t ask for any. The doc thought I’d be good. We shall see.
I started my day before the surgery with my new favorite breakfast (mostly because of the peanut butter.)
Breakfast was nice and filling and it held me over until lunch when I got home from the doctor’s office. For lunch I decided to go with something quick and simple since I wanted to stand up as little as possible.
Thanks for all the positive thoughts yesterday! I really appreciated it!