I think last night’s sleep was the best one I’ve had in weeks. Speaking of which, it has been three weeks since my surgery! But anyway, I woke up only twice in 8 hours and only got out of bed one of those times. It was fantastic. And the time I got up, I noticed that I could walk strangely well. Normally I hurt quite a bit straight out of bed, but it was definitely better last night.
I woke up this morning, took my Tylenol, and after it kicked in, I noticed I could walk completely upright. And not just that, my legs were functioning perfectly normally too. I still felt the stretch in both my abdomen and thighs, but it was manageable. I started swinging my hips back and forth like an idiot just because I could.
I took a video and you can see my awesome runway skills here. And I posted this picture on FB but here it is too. Always rocking my cotton nightgowns and of course the stomach binder. I should probably brush my hair before I take these pictures.
We did presents with my big boy Aidan shortly after breakfast. I can’t believe he is ten freaking years old. I mean, that’s a decade! I basically let him do his own thing all day because I know that is his idea of a perfect day.
I stayed out of the recliner today because I think sitting on my butt is contributing to my opening sutures in the back. I first decided to stand around all day buuuuuut how long can a person do that? Well, I mean if it’s your job, sure, but it’s not my job. Anyway, I decided to hang out part of the day in bed on my side. Austin and I watched lots of Pretty Little Liars together on Netflix. It’s kind of hilarious that I’m watching a show about teenagers with my 6 year old son. Good parenting? Mmmmm maybe not so much. But we’re having good bonding time!
I made lunch and then dinner tonight and then I cleaned the kitchen. I threw in a load of laundry and did a quick wipe down of my bathroom. I still have all of my clean clothes to put away, but I’ll save those for tomorrow morning.
And that was my whole entire day. Exciting huh? The blood/fluid stuff is still draining out of my stomach but it’s not a huge deal. I’m tired of ripping the tape off of my skin and cutting new strips every 2-3 hours mostly. But that’s not that bad.
So today was a good, low-key day. I felt capable of anything, but I still didn’t run around doing everything. And that’s perfectly okay. Tomorrow I have my appointment with my surgeon and I’m thinking I’ll take the kids to the grocery store as well. We don’t have a ton of things to get and I know they’ll be helpful.
I’m so hoping that today is the turning point I was anticipating. Night!
Oh! Almost forgot to say that I looked into dropped my philosophy class and realized today was the last day to do it without it counting against me. I called the school to confirm and also found out that it would not affect my financial aid eligibility. So the class is now dropped. And I immediately felt a huge weight lifted off of me. I know I could have handled it. But I didn’t want to. Maybe I’ll try again later, but maybe I’ll take something else to fulfill that requirement. We’ll see.
Now for real, night!