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Easing back in

Monday, November 04, 2013

The Hubs is doing much better. He's sleeping on the futon in the living room so that I don't disturb him and he doesn't disturb me. He's been eating normal food (no dairy yet, though) and his digestive system appears to be working just fine. Yep, it's true: we're grateful he can poop.

I went for a walk/run this morning. I was wheezing like crazy, but I still managed my 2:1 run/walk ratio. It wasn't very long - about a mile and a half - and I averaged less than 5 mph, but it was so nice to get outside and be physically active. (We walked around the block last night, but Jim's still a little wobbly after being in a hospital bed for three days.)

I'll check on the Hubs before I leave for work, but I'm planning to swim tonight. That was my plan last Tuesday night, but we ended up in the emergency room instead. Having a one-week delay is pretty short, so I shouldn't complain. But this has happened to me more times than I can count: just when I feel like I'm getting things going, something derails my plans. I'm hopeful this is the last distraction for this calendar year.

I won't commute by bike until Jim goes back to work. I suspect he'll be back to work by the end of the week. He has a 75-mile one-way commute, so I worry about him trying too much, too soon. And his commute is along a 2-lane country highway. There's cell coverage most of the way, but if you're in trouble, it will be a while before law enforcement happens by.

But for now, I'm just happy he's home and healthy.
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HILLSLUG98239 11/5/2013 11:28AM

    Thanks guys! emoticon

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GHK1962 11/5/2013 1:42AM

    I'm glad he's on the mend ... and tell the dude to take it easy for a bit. (Though I admit, I am like him I think ... get hurt..but there are STILL things to get done, work to get to, because we are manly men! But ... tell him his wifey wants him there for a long time ...and ORDER him to take it easy :)

Now, as far as you being 'derailed' and constant distractions ... perhaps ... well, think of it this way ... the fact that you do things when you can ... to be in shape...when you do get derailed, those healthy things you have been doing ... they kick in ... on those off times ... to bring you though ... that is what I think. Go both of you!

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APONI_KB 11/4/2013 4:37PM

    He really needs to take it easy. My husband had surgery last year and it took him quite a while to get back up to speed. He thought he was just going to spring back into action like nothing and was surprised at how hard it was. He also was very excited about his first post-op poop.

Still though it sounds like he's on the mend so that's good news.

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