Saturday, March 22, 2014

Post-op, Day 2

Today was a good day. The numbness is gone and so the pain is noticeable, but its nothing unbearable. Just very, very tender and uncomfortable. I woke up around 8 and kindly requested breakfast asap so that I could take my pain meds. I'm pretty lucky to have a husband thats literally been waiting on me hand and foot. Not only that, but hes keeping up with the dishes, laundry and taking care of the kids. He has been a lifesaver! 

After breakfast I was dying to take a shower (its been a few days). He wrappped my foot up so it wouldnt get wet and I took a long hot shower. It was the first time I've stood without my crutches so that was a new feeling. The doctor wants me to put all the weight on my heel, obviously. Its not a normal way to stand/walk so it takes time to think about and actually force myself to do. I wouldn't say it was painful to step down on my heel, but I could definitely feel some uncomfortable tugging at the incision. 

I got dressed (aka clean tshirt and clean yoga pants) and sat down to do my hair, makeup and even a quick mani. Its amazing how much better you feel when you actually do those things. I wasn't doing a dang thing today but man it felt good to clean up and look presentable!

This is my view 90% of the day. I'm thankful to have big windows to look out front during the day. Only problem is the running trail literally runs RIGHT out in front of my house so all day long I get to sit on my butt and watch all my normal running buddies run down the trail in front of me. I tried to distract myself watching Frozen for the 10th time and checking Instagram and Facebook about a million times a day
I did my very best not to take any naps because I know thats what is helping me sleep well at night. I'm so exhausted by the time my head hits the pillow and end up sleeping so well. We watched movies, played games and hung out in the living room all afternoon. 

My wheelchair was also delivered this afternoon. My doctor ordered me one to use for the week, just so that I keep my foot elevated on the leg lift as I get around the house (or wherever) instead of hanging down when using the crutches. Thank goodness cause I am NOT a fan of crutches. Sore arm pits, lots of almost-falls and just annoying and frustrating in general. You will most likely NEVER see me in a picture in the wheelchair because lets face it, there is no flattering view. Major muffin top, ya know? Its not pretty at all, trust me ;) 

My parents brought a delicious dinner over, bbq chicken, mixed veggies and quinoa pilaf. Everything tasted so good and it was so nice to be taken care of. I am so thankful to have such amazing friends and family who are making sure we have everything we could possibly need. 
It was nice to visit with them for awhile and the kids always love when they come over. They left around 7:30, the kids took showers and then went to bed.

They are doing a MudRun tomorrow and so we will be up and out of the house early. I'm a little nervous to get out there amongst a big crowd of people in the wheelchair, I'm so afraid of someone bumping my foot but I just can't bring myself to miss my kids first "real" race. They are so excited and have worked so hard to train for this, that I just have to be there. I can't wait to post pictures!

I'm off to have my frozen bananas drizzled with sugar free syrup. I am logging everything on MyFitnessPal and trying to do my VERY best to stay within my calories, not to snack mindlessly and to keep up on my water intake (especially to try and counteract the nasty side effects of the pain pills). I have done good so far, but it will get harder I'm sure. I've never lost weight without exercising, but I know its possible. I am cutting my calories back a little (just 1400 instead of 1500) and I'm going to see how that affects the scale next Friday when I weigh in. I refuse to let this surgery set me back with my weight loss goals. I'm okay with maintaining, and actually kind of expect that. But I will NOT gain back those pounds that were so hard to lose in the first place. I hope I can report next Friday at least a small loss ;) 

Goodnight friends! 
(PS I'm tired and under the influence of pain meds, no proof reading or spell check is happening. Sorry!)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad to hear your recovery has been going well so far!! You are going to continue to rock the weight loss despite this surgery!! <3