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I know it's been a long while...


Thursday, June 13, 2013

If I make typos, forgive me... The setup for my pc isn't quite right in my recovery...

I thought alot of things would be different after surgery. I thought I'd be like Wonder Woman! LOL WRONG! I thought I'd bounce back incredibly quickly and be online, writing a book, healing, walking, doing all kinds of amazing stuff. Instead... well, I've been lying around not doing much of anything.

I've been in pain. I've been swollen! and did I say SWOLLEN??? OMG! I mean, wow! I had NO IDEA! My leg is still SWOLLEN! It's honestly thrown me for quite the loop. I wasn't expecting it. It's uncomfortable. It's ANNOYING! It's a pain in the well... TUSHIE! My leg has been rock hard at times, and just well... uncomfortable. Not at all fun. Thank GOD, I saved my big girl panties! LOL I've been wearing them and some of my bigger stretchie workout pants alot. Just for comfort. I can only lie on my back at night, so sleeping has been a huge trial. I am normally the BEST sleeper and there have been many a night where I just cry at about 3 am.. from sheer exhaustion and misery. But, I think those nights are starting to fade. I'm getting to bed around 1 am now, and it's getting a bit better.

My leg is starting to get a bit less hard and softer, so the swelling is going down a bit. I'm going on four weeks after surgery and I'm still using the cane to walk around, but I'm getting up and down the stairs more often now and out of the house more. I'm trying to go to the store more and walk around. I do get tired very quickly but I'm trying to do more. each and every day. Tuesday was my first outpatient physical therapy day and tomorrow will be my 2nd. Next week, I'll be back to Mon, Wed and Fri schedule.

As for eating... well, I did gain 10 lbs. I think it's all in the leg, but I can't say I have been eating perfect. Something about watching tv all day long and watching food commercials and wanting crap food. What can I say? Comfort eating? I am trying, though. I'm back to the lemon water first thing. The yogurts and the green tea at every meal. I stook for an hour yesterday prepping veggies for stir fry this week, which really tired my leg out, but I'm trying to get back to the healthy eating, so it's a process! And, I'll get there! I just need to get up more and away from the constant tv watching! LOL Seriously, that's not a good thing, even though I do love my tv... I just can't give in to the constant commercials of the bad food!!!

Drinking the water and the green tea is filling up my stomach, which is making me less interested in filling it up with any "extra" food, which is a plus! I just need to start getting more activiity in and then the right balance is back in my life and the weight should follow, even though, my therapists feel that alot of the 10 lbs IS in my leg! I don't doubt alot of that... it's still swollen, quite a bit. I am a bit more squishy in my middle, though... I have to start getting my "core" back into shape.

So, I DOOOOOO sooooo appreciate all of your comments and emails and just thoughts, as I know you have all been so kind to think of me while I've been away. I know you all know I've been recovering and have been missing me and that means so very much to me. I am here. My pc set up is on a table and I have to lie in bed, so my eyesight isn't stellar, so I can't really see what it is that I'm typing... luckily, I'm a fairly decent typer, so I may make some typos, but overall, I think this will be legible... although, not perfect, as I'm not really seeing what I'm typing. So, the postings won't be as often, til I can comfortable sit back in front of the screen. Typing from my cell phone just isn't feasible, as you can imagine. My finger would get so sore! LOL

So, til the healing is even better, I won't be posting alot, but know that I'm getting better and I'm still here! Thank you all for supporting me! I can't wait to be back here with you all!
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LUVTOBOWL 7/1/2013 4:53PM

    I'm so glad to hear from you. I've been thinking of you my friend. One day you will look back and see how far you've come with your recovery.

emoticon continue to give your therapy your best effort, rest and heal.

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TERRRI 6/28/2013 3:39PM

    Slowly but surely you will get your strength back and surpass where you used to be. Be patient and stay positive! And don't forget to enjoy your summer.

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CLPURNELL 6/16/2013 8:31AM

    I hope your leg and hip continue to heal and you will be back active sooner than you think. emoticon emoticon

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FP4HLOSER 6/13/2013 2:37PM

    emoticon emoticon Praying for you Friend!

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 6/13/2013 1:58PM

    For me - typing on my phone - I don't worry about getting a sore finger - the problem is typos and that wonderful option to auto-correct my words. Can you say EMBARRASSING?!?

So glad you are getting better - and hope your days on the couch are numbered. You sound like you are making progress!

Here's to a new you! She will be here shortly! Until then, rest and take care of yourself.

Sumay

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JUSTAGIRL45 6/13/2013 1:41PM

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Take Care of yourself. Be patient and take it slow.
We are all rooting for you!
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KELLY19770 6/13/2013 1:05PM

    Take care of yourself. The rest will come back to you as you are STRONG! emoticon

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CAREYBEARY77 6/13/2013 12:37PM

    And STILL you have a positive attitude. emoticon Thank you for the update! After my second c-section my legs were horribly swollen for a really long time. It sucked. And that wasn't even surgery on my leg...so I can only imagine what it must feel like. Good for you for taking steps to stay healthy. It takes a lot of internal strength to have that battle with yourself every day....especially with yummy commercials! And Food Network!! Movement is good. Remind those muscles who's boss. emoticon

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NEEDBU66 6/13/2013 11:34AM

    Glad to hear you are up and walking around. Take the time. You have lots of it. Don't rush and overdo, putting you back to square 1.

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DIANAOR1 6/13/2013 11:13AM

    I'm hoping you feel better with each day. Read a book. I love to read so that would be my choice.

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PURPLE180 6/13/2013 10:45AM

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 6/13/2013 10:42AM

    Take care, wishing you the best as you recover!

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