Monday: Walked 1.5 mile and am sore. Confused on whether I can stretch, have done some calf raises and ankle circles, because yeah, sore. But have stopped there. Dressed self today, Scott was gone, socks were hard but got er done. Have to be careful not to turn quickly (while talking and walking especially). Remembering to not pick things up or reach for something and lift it it hard.
Tuesday: Watched talia bring the firewood in and do the dishes. Awesome. She drove three hours to babysit me and the boys overnight, and haul firewood. She likes it!!!
Wednesday: Scott back, it is really nice to have help with socks again. (Didn’t want to ask Talia)
Thursday : Walked 1.5 miles, the walking is good, the stopping is not. Do I stretch? I’m tired and achy but I drove the car today. Took Moo and myself to get haircuts.
Friday: Relaxed with Legolas and had pedicures. I skipped the chair massage and chose green polish. She chose a ‘get out of my belly’ rose color. She didn’t go into labor during the pedicure so we ambled over to Starbucks and then through Ross, relishing our leisurely lives that are about to screech to an end, with the arrival of baby # 3 for her and return to normalcy for me..it’s coming…soon.
Saturday: Supermom had a bowling party at a bowling alley. I hired a stand in. She was cute, runs fast and has a flatter belly. We call her MB. I think maybe Wah likes her the best.
All in all this week’s biggest challenge is remembering. Remembering not to twist suddenly, remembering not to reach or over extend. And of course not to receive any heavy objects that folks may unthinkably hand my way.
I’m ready to start thinking about yoga, and sit ups and the itch is there. Not just the healing surgery site itch either. But I have another week to wait for my post op apt with the surgeon. And I’ll make it. It is important to me to get better.