uh, I suppose this is more than a single post. (Blame my poor math on the pain killer.) Tonight my log will be brief. I'm posting it in the hopes that it might help others in similar situations.
After nearly two years of ankle instability (>6 sprains in this time frame), I finally opted for surgery. My gut reaction right now (~18 hours post-op) is irritation. It's clear that my physical activity will nose dive beyond just gym time. I have some upper body stitches contributing too. And I will no doubt return to PT (had 3 weeks of pre-hab), enduring more patronizing - I'll explain later. My diet will have to change in a big way, too and I have a plan that's related to both soft tissue healing and prevention of fat gain.
All I know at present is that I remain dizzy "medicated" and am debating the decision to replace this huge cast tomorrow (already). I feel like I'm hitting rock bottom as far as health and physique but it'll be for the best in the long run. Here are current standardized specifics:
Pain: 8/10; 3/10 with med
% Usual Food Intake: 70%
Motivation/ Energy: 2/10