Sorry for the absence. There really wasn’t much going on the past week and half. My days really went like this:
Get up late. Go to work. Come home. Take fun pain meds. Lay on couch watching Psych/random movie on Netflix. Go to bed around 11. Repeat ad nauseum. Not exactly what I would call interesting blog material. Hell, it’s my life and I’m bored with it. Why inflict that pain on others? You deserve better than that.
I wanted to start working out last week, but somehow I took a turn for the worse. I started having stomach issues and early this week, I was so sore that I could barely walk. My stomach felt like I had done a million crunches for some reason. It might be because I worked at the running store over the weekend. (It was REALLY slow. I didn’t even fit anyone for shoes, but I did have to stand for a bit and maybe that was just too much.) It could also be because I tweaked an internal stitch or suture. Yeah…that freaks me out to think about, too. Or – most likely – I turned the wrong way doing something super mundane and pulled an abdominal muscle.
Just to be sure everything was ok I went to see my surgeon. It was almost time for my routine visit anyway. He checked everything out and said that I’m healing perfectly. All tests point to everything that was yanked out of me as being NON CANCEROUS. And…here’s the awesome thing: I CAN START RUNNING, BIKING, AND SWIMMING AGAIN.
The only restrictions that I have for now are no crunches/sit-ups/intense abdominal exercises and he said no heavy weights. Light weights are fine. (He indicated under 10 lbs. I asked if 5 lbs were ok and he said that’s preferred.)
I also can eat greens again since I am no longer on blood thinners. Woot! Woot! I’m thrilled with this development because I’ve had to take laxatives since the surgery. (Surgery in general leaves you plugged for a while. Not sure why.) A green smoothie a day keeps the laxatives away. At least until I get back to normal. I see some nice big salads in my future as well.
As stated in my earlier post, I’m still going to take things easy. If it hurts or is uncomfortable, I’m not going to do it. For now, I can see doing the elliptical, biking, lite weights, and swimming. Maybe some lite running. Things just feel so…odd. It might be that I do a light jog and feel fine. Who knows? I’ll play this one by ear.
Tomorrow morning, I’m hitting the pool. I hope to get in 400 yards, but will take less if that’s all I can do. I’m just happy to hit the water and get back in shape. I feel like the blob right now.
Oh, yeah. I asked the doctor how long my stomach is going to look like I’m 5 months pregnant and he said around 90 days. WTF?!?!?! I’m so sick of wearing stretchy pants. NO ONE LOOKS CUTE IN STRETCHY PANTS THAT THEY FOUND IN THE BACK OF THEIR CLOSET. Seriously. I’ve even started wearing makeup to compensate. Hoping that will distract people from my stretchy pants. I contemplated buying maternity pants, but they still fell across my incision which wasn’t comfortable. The softer the pant the better. My mom thinks I should go get some cute yoga pants. I’m considering it.
Anyway, that’s what’s going on around here. What’s up with you guys?