Monday, July 21, 2014
Has there been progress? Not in the weight loss side. But on the health side there has been a tremendous amount of progress. I went from playing in the snow.
To bedridden on March 5 with tubes coming out of me from places I don't even want to think about.
To walking the hospital floor with a few less tubes and a walker.
To hiking 9 miles in the mountains on a hard trail.
I think that is a lot of progress in 4 months. There are still things I can't do. I can't do things that put pressure on my breast plate - the area they cracked me open. This includes push ups, triceps dips, planks and a lot of yoga poses. It takes time to heal from heart surgery. It is hard not to be impatient, I want to be healed now. My patience is wearing thin at times. But on those days when I am feeling low because of lack of progress I look back at how far I have come since March 5. Heck, I'm still alive, that is a big thing. I know the weight will come off, it is just hard when it comes off in ounces instead of pounds. I know I will meet my goals I just have to be patient.
Today was a good day until my treadmill broke, I guess I will have to start going to the gym again to use their treadmill It is hot and stinky in there. I've started back to Turbo Jam, still walking outside when the weather agrees with me. I don't handle the hot and humid like I use to.
I'm going to walking in place while watching baseball.
Have a great evening!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
So around 12:46 she went under bypass and now it done, the doctor came out and said it went beautifully, didn't have to replace the valve. now just waiting for a bed to open up in the cardiac icu...So it might be another two hours till that happens... when we see her she will still have a breathing tube in, she will get that out today and over the week the other stuff that is hooked up to her as well... the doc said she should be out in a week, but we will see..
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
So, I am sure my mom already told you, but my name is Liz and I'll be giving you updates and pictures (when I figure it out... on my kindle) I'm going to be up front and say my spelling isn't beautiful and grammar is on the fence, so don't sue me for horrible grammar or what not. Lol.
Last night she had gotten a call saying the doctor had to do an emergency so he had to push it back some... I guess the good news about that is we got to sleep more. We left the house around 7 and got her about 7:40-ish...ion I'll admit this was my first time in Baltimore, got close yesterday. Anyways,so far check in is done, had to do a little waiting then they came for us and now my dad and I have been separated from her so she can go into the OR. They admitted there was going to be lag times because Cardiac ICU is slightly full. They will also be going us updates about every three hours, so when I know more I'll post, there is a delayed time with me because I have to update two other places as well.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Wednesday is my surgery. My emotions are all over the place, one moment I want to throw up from nerves, the next moment I am calm. I trust God and my doctor but it doesn't make it any easier. The apartment is pretty ready. Bills are paid or are on auto pay. Not a lot more to do except relax. Except that is hard to do. I got my hair cut, got it colored. The gray was really showing and it made me feel old. I'm taking my kindle and netbook with me. So hopefully, at some point I will feel like getting online. Otherwise I will have my daughter update how I'm doing.
Have a great evening.
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