The foot surgery has officially come and gone…
…The surgery was Tuesday morning and today is Saturday. Although I’m still sporting my pj’s, at least today I feel somewhat human again. I’m still in pain, but it is thankfully now manageable and I’m thinking that plain old ibuprofen might do the trick. Yesterday only three pain pills were necessary which is a huge improvement over the previous three days when I was popping those suckers like M&M’s. Point of interest that you may want to tuck away for future reference: two side effects of Percocet are all over itching and excessive sweating. Ya, I wasn’t aware of that. Now I am. And I mean itching as in you want to claw off your own flesh. And the excessive sweating is pure joy especially when you already have hot flashes. Like I said, just something to keep in mind for future reference.
On the bright side, the surgeon did not have to do as much repair work to my foot as she thought she would. She removed the bunion and shortened the tendon between my toes, but didn’t have to cut the bone to realign the toe. Even though less work was done then expected, there were moments that the pain was so excruciating that it was comparable to birthing a human. That my friends is how I rate all pain; on the childbirth scale. It’s a much more scientific way to rate pain than the standard scale of 1 to 10, in my opinion. And more realistic too. Since giving birth, I have never encountered pain quite like that. Until now. It was seriously not fun.
Yes, I am as surprised as some of you may be. I have finally, after all of these years, ventured into culottes territory. While it’s true these are closer to cropped wide leg pants, they are for me, beginner culottes. For some reason I have had an aversion to them since a particularly tragic pair that I owned in the sixth grade. I was actually pretty happy with them once I wore them. They’re comfortable and they make a nice alternative to skirts or long pants.
I figured now was as good a time as any since I would need pants that are easy to slip on and off over the foot. I’ve accumulated several pairs recently so don’t be surprised when they show up again. This particular pair of printed culottes I found at Target when the mini and I went shopping a few weeks back. I was immediately drawn to the colors and the cool boho vibe of the print. I’ve linked similar pairs below, but unfortunately these were nowhere to be found on the Target site. I went the easy route here with the black tee and belt, although I threw it off with brown sandals as opposed to black for two reasons. One, I just really like the look of brown and black together, it seems a little unexpected I guess. And two, I can’t find my black fringe sandals…I know they’re lurking around here somewhere, but at this point they are still MIA.
Keep an open mind in regard to fashion choices. Even a piece you swore that you’d never ever wear might turn out to be something that you love. And if not, that’s okay too. That’s the beauty of clothes, they aren’t permanent. You can try new things with very minimal risk. If you don’t like it, then you don’t have to wear it, but on the flip side, you might discover something new to add to your style repertoire.
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Pants: Target; Tee: Stylemint (Similar); Sandals: Payless (Similar)