My Karma’s Not So Great Right Now

25 Feb

My recovery from bunion surgery has been mostly unremarkable.  It took longer to recover than I thought, but that’s not because the doctor didn’t warn me.  I just chose to ignore everything he said about a time frame, and decided that I could heal faster than most.  That attitude is one that I have had over the years, and it is usually a double-edged sword.  It’s great to have a good attitude about healing, but not if you have a tendency to overdo.

Right before my sister’s illness, I was at home one night looking on the internet for ways to heal my foot faster.  I know, that sounds nutty in retrospect, but that’s what I was doing.  I read that you have to exercise the foot a certain way if you want to get full range of motion back.  So I proceeded to exercise my foot as instructed.  Of course, being me, I thought if I exercised it once, fifty times would work better.

That night, I had terrible shooting pains in my foot and ankle, and over the next few days, as it got worse, I thought I should probably call the doctor.  That’s when I got the call about my sister and I was on a plane to Georgia.

I won’t go into the gory details, but my foot continued to deteriorate while I was in Georgia. When I got back, I made an appointment to see my doctor.  Sure enough, I have a ruptured tendon that is going to require surgery to correct.

I can handle the surgery, but what I’m in a twit about is the fact that I will have a cast on my leg…AGAIN…for 4 weeks, then a boot…AGAIN…for another 4 weeks.

My karma’s not so great right now…ya think?

 

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2 Responses to “My Karma’s Not So Great Right Now”

  1. Leslie Bonner February 27, 2011 at 1:40 PM #

    Janis,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your setback. Years ago when I was recovering from my bunion surgery on my left foot I decided had to go to the annual sewing retreat (against advice from DH and others). I drove 2+ hours there and hung in for a couple of days but had to admit defeat and leave early. Fortunately, I didn’t do any permanent damage but it did delay the healing process. It’s hell when your body doesn’t snap to it. What with your sister and now another surgery, it’s sad. However, I don’t think it’s karma, just life! Hang in there.

    • Janis February 28, 2011 at 8:28 AM #

      You are right, Leslie, it is just life. I was trying to be funny with the karma thing. But don’t you just hate it when life comes at you in threes and fours?

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