Hey, guess what? I’m finally scheduled for surgery! I met with the doctor yesterday who is going to perform the procedure and he explained all the pros/cons and what to expect.
I vlogged yesterday so I chat about all the details here:
My surgery date is in just a couple of weeks on Tuesday, August 29th. While it’s not ideal to have surgery I’m glad that I’m finally going to be able to move on and get back to running.
It’s just so helpful to know exactly when the surgery will be so I can map out a recovery timeframe. According to all the doctors I’ve met with, after having a double fasciotomy that releases all four compartments in each leg, typical full recovery happens within three months. Some people take the full three months and some people heal much faster.
I hope to be on the faster end, although I know it will take some time to build endurance back up. I will need to be patient with myself.
Right now I am targeting Halloween to be back to a minimal amount of running and Thanksgiving to start building endurance. Obviously until I have the surgery I won’t know if that’s realistic for me or not but based on what I’ve heard it doesn’t sound totally unrealistic.
My last true long run was all the way back in March I think, so in the end I’ll have been out of the game for 7 to 8 months. I just keep reminding myself that this setback will lead to an epic comeback if I want it to! And I do!
I can’t wait to look at a training plan again!
Pls tell me that surgery isn’t as scary as it seems!