Unhappily learning to be patient and succeeding at being frustrated
Saturday, June 09, 2012
I am now 18 days post surgery. On the whole I feel pretty good. My skin is healing and I finally got the remains of the I've bandage tape off my wrist. I am trying to experiment with soft foods - so far only tuna but I think I adore fat free refrained black beans. I am careful about getting in protein and work hard at fluids, my only problem is if I move my side hurts something awful. My surgeon told me that the area that is hurting had a really big hole that they yanked out the damaged tissue and gall bladder through. They told me to take it easy for a couple of weeks. Thinking like my literal son, I did take it easy for a couple of weeks, I want to move now.
My frustration is expectation. In pre-op they told us to start a walking program and to keep adding to it. They even mentioned water exercise after 3 weeks, i thought i would be feeling much better by now, If I walk around my side aches. I just wish I knew when I was going to be able to do things again. I guess I should know by my age that things will happen when they are supposed to happen.
I guess the good news is that I want to follow the eating plan just as told AND a bunch of weight has dropped off. This week, I was able to wear some clothes that have been waiting for me for years. I can't wait to have a closet try on day. That will have to wait until it dowsn't hurt to stand.
Life is such a wonderful journey.