Hernia surgery - what's next?
Thursday, November 08, 2018
It's been about two weeks since I came home from the hospital.
First I'd had hernia surgery and then I had to have a blood clot removed that remained from surgery No.1. There has also been nerve damage so my right leg is hurting and the feeling is totally different from the left leg (the right leg feels much heavier and sometimes tingly). The nerve is supposed to restore itself but no one knows how long it will take.
Everyone who has experienced something similar, or knows someone: how do I come to terms with the fact that I have limited mobility (I hope only temporarily, but I can't be certain) - and that I can't do certain things that I loved to do prior to this ordeal: like Turbo Jam exercise, or any type of high-impact aerobics. Is there even a chance that I'll be able to do something like that again? Currently I can't even dry my calves with a towel, or shave my legs, or put on the right sock. I know it could be worse but at 33, I feel like I should be able to do those things.
You'll be seeing me on here more often, I really need to lose weight but there are limits to what I can do at the moment. Pain medications require that I eat often, and the calories add up quickly. Plus like I said, no high-impact exercise.
I am trying to take on a positive attitude, and it's true that I've made considerable progress both when it comes to physical, and mental strength in the last couple of weeks. I'm just hoping for some input from people that have been in a similar situation. Thank you!