Update and Eye Surgery
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Third eye surgery was today, hopefully my last! Now to just be very careful for the next couple of days so that it will heal correctly.
Weighed this morning and somehow with all the going off of plan I have done and not working out from shoulder and knee pain, I've managed to stay a little below 199!! I don't know how, but I'll take it! I will be able to start my shoulder PT exercises again on Thursday. I got an x-ray injection last Friday (OW!!!) and it is finally working, my shoulder feels about 85% better!! With exercise and stretching it will be much better and hopefully I won't have to get another one of those injections! The best part about it was that they had two beds, one of the wide ones, and a regular, well almost skinny bed it was so narrow! Guess which one I got!? The more narrow bed! Two years ago I'd have been in the wide bed! Now to get off my tush (when I'm recuperated) and get back to working out and lose the rest of it!
I started November with some grand plans. And I still like those plans, I just need to modify them a little now that I have had surgery and can't really work out much for two weeks. Can't do much more than a mild walk for four weeks, when I'm cleared by the surgeon. I did discover something discouraging. I cannot become a runner. I had not started running, I had decided to wait till after my eye surgery and then to start, but my knee decided to give me a wake up call. I think it was the weather, going from warm and humid to cold and humid (my knee does not like the humidity being that high!), but my knee suddenly decided to hurt really bad, and not do well going up and down stairs. I had to take the stairs one at a time when I went, using my good knee, and that would wear out that leg for a while (lots of stairs!). I made DH promise our next house would not have stairs! But two days of that and that decided it for me. I can't go running on a knee that is so tricky and hurts so easily. Best to take it easy and walk and bike.
I made my fluffiest, cloud-like bread yet! Sheer accident! But a happy one! I'm hoping I can repeat it. SIL's birthday was on National Bread Baking Day and she loves homemade bread, so I'm baking her some bread for her birthday when I see her. I'm going to be baking this bread into some super fluffy rolls for Thanksgiving as well. Should be super yummy that way! I asked DH if he wants me to use this bread to make hamburger buns and got a very excited yes! Said he would make me some gourmet burgers to go with them if I did, LOL. Should be pretty easy. Don't get me wrong, it is a pretty long process to make and you can't leave it for long other than it's rest periods, but I enjoy doing it. I just have to be careful not to eat too much of it! I do so enjoy baking! I also cooked and baked a lot before my surgery so there are plenty of leftovers for all meals (even breakfast! And there is always cereal!) so nobody feels like they have to make something or go without.
The schools here are talking about going to online only very soon. So, I think daily yoga, or workouts, walks... something, to keep my kids active and healthy will be in the near future. My DD14 recommended selling the masks that I make for a few bucks to make extra money... I was like, do you know how much of a pain these are to make? I would want 5-7 bucks at least for them if I made them to sell! They are good masks, but you can get cheapy ones from target for two for that. Mine are thicker and are made from better materials though. I just like making them for family though, I would not want a huge order because I don't do well with pressure for things like that. My anxiety would not do well with it either.
My friend is going to re-do my highlights for me and cut my hair before Thanksgiving, bless her! I was nervous about it, but found out she used to do hair at Ulta and professionally! Woah! So cool. I was going to take my youngest to to a hairstylist to get her hair done and ask advice on how to take care of her half curly/ half wavy/straight hair, but I'm going ask her and maybe make an appointment with her instead.
Well, surgery wore me out and my eye is aggravated, so I think I will go lay down, better put on my eye shield!
Hope you all have a great Tuesday!!!