Is it okay to say Yay and Ew Ouch in the same sentence?

First the yay! It has now been seven weeks past my surgery and I am now finally knee walker free.  My doctor allowed me to start putting full weight on my foot last week, sleep without my boot and take a shower without putting anything on my leg.
Initially, the doctor told me to use either [...]

Three weeks after surgery and it’s no good

It has been three weeks since my surgery for achilles tendinitis/tendonosis, debridement and Haglund’s deformity.  I can tell you that it has been a rollercoaster of a ride too.
To begin with, I didn’t want to have the surgery.  While I was in pain with my foot, I knew that I was not prepared to handle [...]