Wednesday, January 16, 2013

122 Days till graduation...

Apparently there's a lot of things you can get done before work when you get up at 5am. I didn't PLAN to get up that early. But for some reason my body just would not go back to sleep... I thought about just laying there, but I got bored. So I made breakfast at 5:30 in the morning. It was kind of weird. Then I Sparked a bit. Facebooked a bit. Drank some caffeine to wake up. Then really took my time getting ready. A full face of makeup instead of my 3 minute rush job. And I got to work an hour before my meeting instead of the usual 10-15 minutes before. So I figured I'd blog on here and make it a full morning.

I'm officially off percocet for now! I've just been using a mixture of allergy meds with aspirin and ibuprofen so far for two days. Plus my incision wound is looking much better. Its kind of weird to watch it all grow back in. I won't gross you all out with the details in picture form, but basically all the blood vessels are buried enough that I'm not bleeding really anymore = which was causing me the most pain with my bandage changes. Now apparently I'm in the super scar forming stage so my skin is thickening up in preparation of closing up. I'm going to have a wicked scar over there. Which I get to let heal... and then have removed... in another surgery... Cue grumpy cat face. But it will be free (minus travel costs and pain meds and bandages). But for now -- I'm healing and it doesn't hurt as badly to lay on it on my side.

So with the super pain behind me... I thought I'd try a slight strectching workout to see where I'm at. This was motivated by my back. Since I haven't been stretching and can't touch my toes (or even attempt to reach something far away with my right arm), my back has gotten super tight. I sprained it a bit a week or two ago trying to do everything left arm-ed. So I started with some simple crunches. Not real situps or anything, just mostly upper ab stuff since a full crunch would require my shoulders to really lift off the ground -- oh yea -- and my abs are dead. I only got 500 of my "half-crucnhes" in... AND I felt like dying. It was kind of sad. I was doing 4000 five weeks ago, so that just tells you how quickly you can lose your fitness. I also did like 50-half squats. I was a little too tight to do a full/real squat, so I did the best I could. And to finish it off some leg lifts to try and loosen up my back.

Not much, but it was something, and a little bit of something is better than nothing. I wore myself out with that, so I'm going to try and do a little more tonight. My back's really bugging me today but it could be some of my Shark Week's irritating symptoms starting to flare up. That's pretty much it. Went to bed early today since I knew I had to be at work early... then woke up super early... C'est la vie. At least its Wednesday and its almost the weekend.

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    Life sure gives us challenges, doesn't it. Sounds like you had a good start to your day on Wednesday, but EARLY! I hope you got a better night's sleep last night! Here's to happy healing and getting something accomplished every day!
    1888 days ago
    Good for you for not over-doing it. Easing back into exercise isn't easy. I'm glad things are starting to heal.
    1888 days ago
    That's great that your major pain has subsided!! Happy to hear you're getting back to normal finally.
    1889 days ago
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