I cannot believe that just last week, at this time, I was being wheeled off to the OR.
And here I am, walking around (less hunched over than a few days ago), cooking (but MR. B takes over for lifting or reaching things), and just being a little more normal than a few days ago.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- I was in a lot of pain so we basically were couch potatoes- Mr. B and I watched a lot of tv and movies at home.
Thankfully, our daughters’ friend took them out to places and they even had sleepover parties two nights in a row.
Getting in and out of the truck is still a little hard- I haven’t driven since last week so we shall see how that goes come this Monday when I go back to work!
I took off the gauze and the tape- that itself was very painful!!! But the other part (the butterfly stitches? The strips) is still on my belly- the kids and I are wondering when they will “disappear”.
I guess this whole testing really took away my energy and fitness level to a whole different level- just a little bit of walking around gets me tired. But that doesn’t stop me from walking around because I know I will go super crazy if I had to sit for a full day and just go to sleep.
So things we did to make me a happy recovering person:
He also had his vet visit (last Saturday). Funny I was limping during this visit cuz of my pain in the abs and thinking it’s just a pulled muscle. He did great with the shots and now we know that he can go outside on 11/19!!!!!! Finally!!!!! One more vet visit (for shots) and two weeks later, we can officially and safely take him out for a walk. The kids are soooooo excited.
They were a bit bummed that they couldn’t dress Harvey up for Halloween to go trick or treating.
I am definitely sad that we will be missing the last two races from the marathon readiness series: the 30K and the half marathon before the actual marathon.
I don’t think I will be able to run this year’s marathon. This is such a bummer because I FINALLY got into a good routine of running- adding speed and mileage. I was doing great with strength training and doing yoga at home. I was finally in the whole groove of things.
But that whole “you cannot run” thing hasn’t hit me yet. Not full force at least. Maybe when I miss the next weekend’s 30K, I will?
And I know that I will be scared shitless when the time comes to work on my abs/core again. I miss doing those workouts because it made me a stronger person. But I will definitely be scared. Scared that something will pop out again. That pain will come back again and then I’ll have to go in for another surgery.
Well, I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend and I will be daydreaming about becoming a strong runner again.