Goodbye, Bunion (a poem)

Goodbye, Bunion

Over the years, you’ve caused me pain.

My foot would hurt when it would rain.

You made my shoes feel much too tight.

And that, my friend, just isn’t right.

I say goodbye to you, my bunion.

Our relationship has not been a fun one.


At six days post-op, I’m doing okay.  The pain was worst on Saturday and Sunday (to the point where I was doing Lamaze breathing, or some semblance of it).  The pain meds made me sleepy and unable to focus.  Since then, though, the pain hasn’t been too bad.  The swelling has actually been harder to deal with than the pain, but I’m managing.

I have my post-op check on Friday, September 10.  At some point, I’ll post more details — and pictures!  Hooray!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. riTa
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 12:53:02

    Great poem! Glad you’re feeling up to writing!
    You sound like you’re feeling better than Monday.

  2. Kim
    Sep 02, 2010 @ 13:14:31

    You and I should join forces for a book of poetry — we could do some seriously classic BAD ones 🙂
    Glad the pain is more manageable. I’d rather be unfocused and out-of-it on drugs than endure any pain I didn’t have to — low pain threshold doesn’t even begin to describe my aversion to pain!
    What are you doing for footwear with the swollen foot?

    • Karen, the Small Town Runner
      Sep 03, 2010 @ 09:17:50

      Kim, right now my foot is still wrapped in the dressing and a bandage, and I wear a post-surgical shoe — a very fashionable black Velcro thing. I should be able to transition back into regular shoes in 3-5 weeks (4-6 weeks post-op.)

  3. Blythe
    Sep 04, 2010 @ 18:40:54

    Congrats on saying good-bye to that thing. I’m wondering if I should do the same thing. Are you having both feet done?

    • Karen, the Small Town Runner
      Sep 07, 2010 @ 10:04:56

      Yes. They will do only one at a time, though. I’m planning to have surgery on the left foot in November or December.
      I had the surgery done on a Friday, and I was back to work on Monday, but only for a few hours. I was up to six hours by Thursday, and I plan to work my full 10 today (a week and three days post-op.) Just so you know what to expect. Feel free to ask any questions. I hope to put up a more detailed post soon.

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