This is a diary of how my husband and I are getting Zombie Fit! Join us and don't get eaten alive! We are getting mentally and physically prepared for the zombie apocalypse. Become self sufficient and survive!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My New Left Foot - Hold Off The Zombies!

I'm writing this from my sick bed (well, hospital bed), with a big old bandage around my new and improved left foot.

In my quest to become zombie fit, I thought it would be advantageous to get all my physical weaknesses sorted out before the onslaught of the undead. Although if they appeared now I wouldn't be much good!

I've suffered from bunions for as long as I can remember. At the tender age of ten years-old, I had both feet operated on to correct my prematurely Old Lady Foot (OLF) condition. The right foot worked but my left foot was left with very much the same OLF I started with.

Fast forward 25 years and here I am - with my new left foot! I must say the staff at Park House, Nottingham were absolutely super!  They run a very slick operation there - the NHS at it's very finest!

The whole operation was conducted under local anesthetic. I was really nervous about this factor, but preferred this option due to all the risks with general anesthetics. Once all the injections were done, I just had to wait for it all the kick in and have a truly numb foot.

Once I was in the operating theatre, a screen was erected and the surgeons got to work on giving me a beautiful new foot. I heard the sizzle of my flesh being cut and the vibration of the power tools sawing through the bones in my foot. After feeling the initial sawing (only the vibration), the rest of the op was fine. I was shown my stitched up foot (good looking!) and then bandaged up.

It's now day two, and I must say it was very painful as the anesthetic wore off last night. I think your brain needs time to adjust to pain and the sudden lack of numbness was a bit of a shock. Luckily I took some hefty pain killers and managed to get some sleep.

So, come the zombie apocalypse, I should have a foot good enough to walk, run or hike away from those beasts! And a foot that will hopefully keep me walking until I'm a very old dear! Failing that, I could use this leg as a weapon to club those nasty zombies in the face (if it didn't hurt so much!). Am I zombie fit? Getting there!

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