Thursday, March 29, 2012
My last entry seems to have been a bit overly optimistic. I kind of overdid it on the weekend and wound up spending Monday and Tuesday sleeping and lying flat on my back. Oops! Time to slow down and try again!
I had a doctor's appointment today to get a prescription refilled - this was just with my GP - and I showed her my rash while I was there. She seemed to agree that it was probably the iodine and told me to come back immediately if it gets worse. Luckily, it is getting better, so I probably won't have to do that.
Today was the first day since my surgery that I wore real clothes. I put on black socks with white stripes and a cute picot edging at the cuff. I put on my jeans that have a fly because my other ones got peed on by a guinea pig (most of my dirty clothes right now are in need of washing due to guinea pig pee). I topped that with a cute and long (mid-thigh!) cotton cami that has a black and turquoise abstract print and gorgeous 2" wide turquoise lace at the neck and hem. And then I put on a brown short-sleeved cardigan that I got last fall from my parents and haven't really been able to wear. I looked really cute in that outfit, even with my falling-apart black plaid sneakers! I put my hair into a single plait down my back, and I really felt good today even though my belly was somewhat sore. I've decided it's time to start wearing real clothes every day, even if I'm not going anywhere. It will help me feel good about myself.
I got in lots of walking today and you can see that on my fitness tracker. It's the first real exercise I've had since the surgery. Don't worry, it was really all in 5-10 minute bursts except for at the end of the day when we went to Costco. But there J pushed the cart and I didn't lift anything heavy. I just limped along beside him and told him what we needed.
I've been reading a really cool web site lately called The New Noblewoman. ( www.newnoblewoman.com/
if you want to check it out.) My favourite post so far is the one about seven ways to live like a noble, but it's followed really closely by the one about dressing like a woman from Mad Men!
The other fun thing I've been doing is learning how to use Google Sketchup (a free program similar to AutoCAD). My purpose in learning it is, of course, to design the Best Guinea Pig Cage Ever. I'm a bit obsessed with my boys right now, but that's okay - they're so fun and cute, there's no way it's bad to focus on them!
We'll see how I feel tomorrow after today's adventure. I might have to take a nap or three. But I'll be gradually increasing my presence here on SparkPeople again. I've definitely missed you all!