Saturday, January 26, 2013
I'm have quite a lot of pain at my drain sites. Please pray for that as it is interfering with my already fragile sleeping habits. I have lots of swelling under my arms as well which means I am still unable to lay in any position other than on my back with my arms on pillows. Technically I can sleep on my sides now but it's too painful. The swelling is decreasing and my incisions all look good, it's just part of the recovery from a significant surgery.
I am still looking at returning to work on Monday but I'm not as far along as I'd hoped to be. I'm very slow in my movements (which is sooooo frustrating) and I have almost no stamina. I make the bed in the mornings and then I have to lay down for 30 minutes to recover. I know that you don't start recovering until you just start doing. Today will be a good experiment in getting out of the house and around town. I may do better than I think I will, fingers crossed!
Along those lines, I'm going to force myself to actually put on make up and do my hair before I leave the house. That's also something that often makes one start to feel better; fake it till you make it and all that!
The Mr. just came in with a McDonald's oatmeal for me and since it takes me a lifetime to get around, I had better start my to do list. Sooner begun, sooner back home and into my flannel pajamas.
Update: Home from my exhausting 2 hour shopping spree! I picked up about a half dozen sport bras because I just wasn't up to trying on each one in the store. I'll sort through them, choose the best 2 and the rest will go back. As for the front closure requirement, that's near impossible. I found 2 out of millions (that's right, millions) with front closures. My sister tells me there's no getting a front closing sport bra so I'll have to just put it on the floor, step into it and pull it up. That should be sexy. Also, I have no idea why anyone keeps reading this ridiculous blog :)