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My glass is half full, but my plate is completely full, thank you

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The universe has such balancing properties. My surgery was very successful, even to the point of not even needing any pain medication afterward. My return to ambulation was fast, and my insurance deductible was already met, so the surgery cost was pretty minimal. However, I had some pretty crappy news yesterday--development of a blood clot in my surgery leg. I have to give myself shots in the stomach 2x/day for 5 days, will have to go on blood thinners, and ongoing constant monitoring of leafy green intake (too much can throw off dosaging) and blood levels... Not happy about it at all, but sitting here listening to Christmas music really makes it feel trivial. Christmas music has such healing properties. Bless Pandora Radio to pieces. Here's a glass half full thought: if I were a Skinny Minnie, these tummy shots would be HORRIBLE. As it is, with my thick winter layer to grab, the shots aren't all that bad. And my knees feel awesome. Tonight my honey and I will go pick out our Christmas tree, and we have plans to cuddle up with some Trader Joe's sundried tomato pesto dip and crackers and watch a movie. Or maybe we'll have hot cocoa if it's cold enough when we get home. Either way, it's a win/win. Tonight is also my first day back to training (upper body only for awhile) since the surgery. One hour til "go time". Hope I'm adequately hydrated.
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    I am so glad your surgery went well!!! I have no doubt your recovery will go well also! So proud of you!!!
    1973 days ago
    I'm glad your surgery went well and, fortunately, the shots are only for a few days. You can do that!

    It's great that you're flexible enough to change your workouts to accommodate your recovery. That will definitely keep you moving in the right direction.

    I hope your recovery is a speedy one!
    1974 days ago
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