11 Hours Until Surgery

In about 11 hours, I’ll be having wrist surgery on my right hand.  It’s for the excision of a metacarpal boss that has been developing on the back of my hand.  It’s something that’s been bothering me for over a year now, but the doctor wasn’t too concerned about it.  My doctor recommended surgery, but said that I could go without it if I could live with the pain.  But now with my back bothering me, I figured I’d completely shut down my body from hockey and kill two birds with one stone.  Just take a break from hockey, let my back rest, and get my wrist taken care of.  In the long run, it’s the smart decision.  But it’s also kind of bad timing.  Hockey playoffs begin in 2 weeks, and my team is in first place.  I’m sure they’ll do fine without me, but it does suck to miss the playoffs. 

I’m getting a little antsy now.  If my wrist was hurting like it was two weeks ago, then I think I would actually be looking forward to surgery.  Or atleast looking forward to being cured.  But this week, my wrist is actually feeling better, so it’s kind of weird to subject myself to pain even though I’m feeling good now.  But I also know that the pain will come back if I don’t opt for surgery, so I might as well get this taken care of now.  Anyhow, I guess I better head off to bed now; before I get thirsty or hungry.  This no food or drink after midnight thing really sucks.  I’m not even allowed a breath mint.  Not even a stick of gum. 

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