Today is my very first day in 4 1/2 years that I haven't taken any pain meds!!! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!! And i'm feeling just fine. I know that my SFS has something to do with it, but i'm ok with that lol. What makes this more outstanding to me is im just 6 weeks post op, and I managed to do something yesterday that I haven't been able to do in just as many years. I went (and yes I KNOW I will be yelled at for this, and already have been) roller skating! Yes yes yes, I know all the "risks". But I practically grew up on skates. It was something i've been sitting on the sidelines for the last year and a half watching my girls learn how to do, yearning to just get out there with them. I never had the joy of being able to teach them because I couldn't stand in skates longer than 10 minutes because my legs would go numb (my oldest even broke her collar bone the first time she went). I went slow, waddled around till I got the right balance, and there were very few people at the rink. I wouldn't have tried it if there were more people there. I asked my sisters opinion, which I ignored anyways lol. The couple that owns the rink have known me since I was 12 so she knew I could do it, just warned me to go slow since she knows it's been awhile. And I did. And it felt AMAZING!!! I tried explaining it to my sister, told her to just imagine something she loves to do, being told she won't ever be able to again, then one day she finally has the strength back to do it. After my first surgery I stopped doing everything out of fear. But i'm tired of sitting on the sidelines. I want to find out what I can and can't accomplish. And I did that yesterday. I had the normal aches from using muscles I hadn't used in years, but other than that, I didn't hurt at all. Even today i'm not even sore one bit. To me, it was worth the risk. I won't be skating every time I take my girls, only when the rink is rather empty. It just felt REALLY REALLY good to finally be able to do something that I love to do again. Not to mention the smiles on my girls' faces when they flew past me on their skates lol. For some reason, they said skating is more fun with me out there with them
OK....let the yelling begin....