Yesterday I went in to get my cast off- 6 weeks since the injury and 5 weeks since the surgery!
I was a little nervous returning to the doctors office. I think it was a mixture of not knowing my prognosis and not knowing how it would impact me mentally/emotionally or physically. I spent the 1st week getting my patients and doctors office in order for my surgery and absence. The 2nd and 3rd week post surgery in bed with a bed pan, full service and lots of sleeping time. Week 3 and 4 still not having much mobility outside of help to the restroom, but was able to hold business calls and patient calls from bed. And week 5 and 6, I began seeing some patients in the office, but only for 2-3 hours/day up to 2-3days/week.
My goal was to focus on my healing. Turns out, I needed more of a personal commitment to self-healing verses feeling responsible and overly available for my patients. It was the awareness that I still didn’t take this time for me, but continued to work out of fear of not succeeding, letting my patients down or loss of income that kept me working 8+ hour days from a different office space verses focusing on my health alone.
I did however have days that my healers came to me. Days where I was unavailable. Add, I was diligent about my healing bone broth, nutritious diet and taking my natural medicine supplements.
I crutched up to Dr. Tallman’s office. Was brought back immediately for cast removal and then I saw the saw. It looks like a pizza cutter that spins back and forth cutting through things that are hard and stopping when it hits things that are soft. The cast removal alone was an anxiety producing expereince. I haven’t seen my leg/foot in 6 weeks- what dd it look like?