So, for those of you all who don't know, I was engaged to Kate.
We got married in December, but some things in life just don't work out like planned.
It was good while it lasted, and all that good stuff, but crap happens.
DM PG-13 rules apply here right? I will continue to refrain from cursing.
So yeah. Thin has just didn't work out, and it sucks, and it's why I haven't really been here much on DM. Sorry, too many memories that hurt.
Anyways, I have told a few people personally and t
So, I went to the doctor's today to sign all the consent forms and get all the info and scripts I needed.
It was interesting, to say the least.
Let's start with some basic info for y'all, though.
1. The surgery will be about 2 hours.
2. My foot can be numb for up to 4 or 5 days after surgery, and my toes will feel funny as my nerves grow back.
3. I'll be taking some Dilaudid. That'll be interesting! I can also take ibuprofen and asprin (for pain and help reduce blood clots).
4. Right af
I had totally planned to update this more.
Anyways, a quick update on what has happened since March...
There is a TL;DR at the bottom.
After I got the custom inserts, I starting wearing them the next day. Now let me tell you, they HURT. The bump in the inserts was under the inner side of my foot, right at the middle. Which is where a normal arch would be. I got used to that bump in the inserts, in the sense that I didn't really feel it so much after a couple o
Got x-rays done. This is what I was told as we reviewed them.
Apparently my big toes lifts up, my first metatarsals are too short (causing them to be squared off instead of rounded), all the other metatarsals have strain on them because they have to compensate trying to bring my big toe down, and my Talus and/or Navicular doesn't point in the right direction (straight out), they point down.
And my calcaneus are supposed to be at 25 degrees (which is normal). They are at 2 and 9 (left and right
So, PRK went well!
I am going to tell y'all about the experience, because it was pretty cool to tell the truth.
First, they brought us to a waiting room and gave each of us our packets that had our profiles and Convalescent Leave papers (Profile is something the Army gives you that says you are limited in performing certain physical activities. For example, if you had shin splints, you would get a no running profile for two weeks. Con Leave is medical Leave, and therefore, it doesn't ch
So, the time is here!
I leave tomorrow (Sunday 4PM PST) to go to the hotel near MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station), and Monday morning while it's still dark, I'll head over to MEPS. Sometime that night, or EARLY next morning I'll be on a plane to South Carolina.
Love you all. The Creator willing, I'll be home at Christmas.
I find myself becoming less nervous, yet still....a bit apprehensive, I might say. Not that I am second-guessing anything. Gods no.
But, oh what I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall for a week first! It's just that feeling of not knowing what exactly is going to happen that is bugging me. It's a trifle, a small matter, but it's annoyingly not going away (much like me haha).
It's not bothering me tooo much, but it's there. -_-
That is all.
So, as all of you may well know (and should if you value your lives), I am going to be going on an extended LOA starting October 18th (Stop cheering! )!
I will begin a new journey. A new part of my life. A new - well, you get the picture.
I have many friends and family members, both on DM and not on DM, who are praying for me and know that I will come back a Soldier of the US Army. I for one am EXTREMELY grateful for that support, as it will really help me to draw strength if I need to.
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