Last week I did something I had been putting off for a while, I had bunion surgery. When I heard the recovery time was at least 2 months, and 4-6 weeks in a boot, I think I almost passed out. I couldn’t fathom not spending day after day on the treadmill, what was I going to do? And besides I want to compete soon, how is that going to come into play? At the same time, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The surgery was for a clinical trial, it would be paid for, I would be compensated, and right now my schedule allows for the flexibility.
Before I could spend much time second-guessing, I decided to go for it. With the care of my dear friend, a physical therapist and amazing soul, she drove me up to the research center bright and early Tuesday, September 9. It wasn’t long after I found myself sipping coffee and laughing in my recovery room. Much of that day I spent reading and engaging in social media, I was one day closer to recovering and getting back on stage.