Friday, April 01, 2011
Ah! Tomorrow will be the 1-month post-surgery mark.
I can still remember the week post-op I spent in the Hospital and how worried I was. Something was wrong and the MDs weren't sure whether I was going to have permanent damage or if it was temporary. I was in denial, telling myself nothing was wrong and that they were just being careful... And I am really happy to have been right!!
Fast-forward to today. To celebrate, I'm going on a walk, outside, all the way to the neighbourhood mini-mall. And I'm so proud of myself for pushing myself and restraining myself at the same time. Except for a small setback (gave me a lesson), I have been getting slightly better everyday since I got home. And these tiny improvements really show when I compare today to the day I came home from the Hospital. I could barely walk to the bathroom.
I am not out of the woods yet, but I am still proud of my consistency and of not having pushed myself to injury, as I have a tendency to overdo things... I still cannot do stairs or bend or twist or stand up for a long time or sit down for a long meal... But I can now walk 20-25 minutes a day, walk around the apartment, fix myself a snack or tea, carry light things, etc.....
And I am celebrating a successful surgery and the fact that, some days, I have no pain in my leg!!!!!!! I haven't felt that for years!
I haven't been eating so well lately, although I mostly stay within my calorie range and eat tons of fruits and mostly healthy meals. But I do have processed, sugar loaded food almost daily. I guess I should be thankful that one small portion usually does it for me!!
I do hope that everyone is feeling better as the days get longer and the weather warms up.