Tomorrow at 7:15 AM, I am scheduled to report to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Outpatient Surgery. Crazy! I am having surgery on my left foot. I get to miss school Friday, Monday, and Tuesday. That's kind of cool. I have never had surgery or general anesthesia before. I am a little nervous.
So, now you may be wondering why I am having surgery on my left foot. It is because I have a bunion. Yep, a bunion. What is a bunion? I will tell you. A bunion is one problem that can develop due to hallux valgus, a foot deformity. The term "hallux valgus" is Latin and means a turning outward of the big toe. The bone which joins the big toe becomes prominent on the inner border of the foot. This bump is the bunion and is made up of bone and soft tissue. What causes bunions? Bunions are most often caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot. It is not the bunion itself that is inherited, but certain foot types that make a person prone to developing a bunion. I have to thank my gramps for that; he had bunions removed on both feet.
Anyway, the orthopedic surgeon says I need to be off my foot for the next few days. Which means, I get to lay on the couch and watch Christmas movies while sipping hot chocolate. If you would like to join me, just stop by. Also, if you ever want a really good laugh, google bunion surgery; some hilarious articles and pictures come up.