I notice my counter is starting over again! What is up with that. Does it erase after each thousand and start over? One day I will sign on and my journal will be gone. Lost in cyber-space along with my lost numbers. No big loss I realize but I have gotten use to writing in this.
I am feeling almost human today. I stayed awake from 4 pm until 11 pm last night. A new record. I still feel like I have aliens perched on my chest but they aren't stabbing me as often. I see the Doctor at 10 am and they we are definitely going to the gym. My husband states he will let me use the treadmill and walk only, if I even look at a weight machine we are out the door but I really think some of the leg machines will be OK. I feel like my muscles are getting soft again. Can't have that.
I just finished a piece of my husband egg pie. It is pretty high in calories I think but has lots of wonderful vegetables and all fresh ingredients so a small piece won't hurt and I will start working out again. I finally feel like I can do my 10,000 steps. For lunch I had a turkey wrap. I have been drinking my pineapple juice so will see if my swelling goes down faster.
Yesterday I had fun trying on my clothes. Some look so much better and some don't fit anymore. They hang wrong. The weight gain from surgery is completely gone now that I am back on my medication and drinking more fluids. Last week on this day I was getting my markings. Time flie. I have read 4 books so far and have 2 more to go before I have to hit the library again.
Well, I had better get ready to go see the doctor. I will post later and update how it goes at the gym. Oh, I slept much better last night with the tubes out and actually woke up onmy side. I know the doctor said 3 weeks but I can't help what I do at night.
Doc was not to thrilled about my plan to go to the gym. She says it hasn't even been a week and this was major surgery. I just planned on walking. The last thing she told my husband is not to let me exercise too much. Otherwise everything is looking good. I chided her about not warning me about the 10 pounds weight gain and she said most patients don't weight themselves. She is pleased though and says I am doing much better then even some of her younger patients. I told her she should have her patients do ab work for at least 1 month before surgery as it really has helped. Next week I get the stitches out. My skin is so sensitive to everything that I have having a problem with the steri strips causing redness. She changed them and told me to let her know it they started burning or itching to bad. I stopped at Walmart to get another bra also. 2 isn't enough while I am having some draining. I was looking at all the pretty, cheap bra's and can't wait until I can wear some of them. I might be obsessed with buying them for awhile. I can buy 5 for what I used to pay for one. The doctor also thinks since my back pain hasn't come back it probably won't which means for me the surgery was a success since that is why I had it done. I am so happy it worked.
Went for a walk down by the river instead of the gym so we could walk the dog. I only got 1/2 mile in because I started to get more pain then I cared for and it was bitterly cold with the wind. I hope to make it more everyday. So far no naps today but I did break down and take some pain pills about 1 hour ago so will probably get sleepy.
I was short on my 10,000 steps having only gotten in 8753 steps. I am still not sure I have it set correctly so when I get to the gym I am going to count off 100 steps and see how accurate it is.