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Surgery three, one month away

January 19th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

In one month I will at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. I’m more excited than I am nervous.

Two weeks ago something happened and my leg got a whole lot worse. It began hurting all the time again. I can’t go a day without taking some Motrin, and I can’t sleep much at all without taking some Percocet. I’m glad the surgery has been scheduled and that theoretically in a few months after this next surgery I could be relatively pain free.

At the same time I’m nervous.

Not nervous about the surgery itself, but nervous that I’ll find out in a year that the surgery didn’t work and that I’ll need to have a total hip replacement. I don’t mind surgery. I don’t mind the pain and sleepless nights that goes along with them. What I do mind is how, for those huge chunks of time, my life is at a stand-still again, and I am unable to move forward and continue living.

But the only thing I can do now is hope. Hope that this will be the last surgery, hope that I’ll be pain-free the rest of my life, and hope that I can return to doing the things I love one day.

Hope that I’ll be happy.

  1. January 20th, 2008 at 07:30 | #1

    My thoughts are with you. Best of luck.

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