I chuckled to myself this morning as I stood in my closet, choosing what I would wear to my three-week followup appointment with the surgeon. As though it mattered—when the brace I’m required to wear will be my main fashion statement from now until May 7, three months post op.
I know it seems odd that someone who blogs doesn’t like attention. But weeks back, as I described to my teammates my upcoming surgery plans, my one dread was the brace I’d have to wear because of the attention it will draw.
There’s just no way to hide it, so I will wear it with head held high.
My recovery has gone very well! I’m now released to return to work part time, ride my stationary recumbent bike, walk any distance my energy allows, drive, even sleep on my stomach! Several days ago I enjoyed watching some YouTube videos of lumbar fusion and can now understand why the recovery process is so slow. There was quite a bit of hammering involved. But I’ll be turning cartwheels soon enough; I just need to be patient.