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3 Week Post Surgery Ass Kickin'

Sunday, June 24, 2012

As in, I'm kickin' ass... in the healing department. I mentioned not too turribly long ago that I had busted open (while shopping at Target, no less) the day my staples came out. Happy to report I have only a bit of scab left before my skin is totally fused together and ready to leave a hideous, Frankenstein-like scar instead. There's a possibility I'm being a little dramatic. emoticon Regardless, I'm happily healing and am almost normal. I still have some soreness around my bellybutton (under the surface) which is where they rammed a camera up to my chest. The gnarly almost-healed incision still gets sore if my shirts are rubbing on it for too long. And if I'm laying on my side and my skin stretches a little too much, I'll feel some soreness.

My appetite is what I'd consider normal, but not MY normal. I'll explain: I've been eating multiple small meals during the day instead of major meals. I like this a little bit better to some degree, but my normal is 2-3 big meals and 2-3 smaller snacks. All told, I'm sure I've been eating normal amounts of food, just spread out more. I haven't been tracking, so I don't rightly know.

My energy level is a little different. I still find myself tiring fairly easy, although I'm growing impatient and would like to be back into some sort of active routine. I know that because I've still got some belly soreness that I'm not ready for a full-blown routine, so maybe I'll start with something small... like walks or easy hikes or something. I'm able to do chores around the house and tend to my garden, so already I'm getting somewhere with this energy building. I need to exercise (ha!) more patience. I'm a pretty patient person until things start to drag on, and right now it feels like things are dragging on.

Speaking of garden, these are some exciting samplings:

Since my last update, post-surg, I've kept as busy as possible. I've gotten to do a lot of pleasure reading, which I hardly ever get to do thanks to school. I read the Hunger Games trilogy and was completely entertained by it. I loved that little series! Although my dreams for the time I was reading all were post-apocalyptic style. Which is not cool. I also read The Help and found that I enjoyed it as well. I thought it was a slow start and I really didn't like how it ended, but overall was an enjoyable read. I read a snippet of first book of A Song of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones). I'm hoping to actually get to read the series as I enjoyed the sampling.

I did finally get to meet my lovely "niece" yesterday, which of course was the highlight of my week! Aibree is the daughter of one of my closest and best friends since I was a freshman in high school. She's 3 weeks old, and just over 8 lbs. She was so precious it was like I couldn't hold her close enough to me! I fell totally in love with her. I'm so excited to watch her grow up.

I've also been listening to some crazy music, some that would be good for exercise, some that's just kinda nice. I was never an Oasis fan and I think the brothers are total egomaniacs and just plain huge a**holes, but Noel's solo work is so much better and I've been addicted to this one song:

Total douche or not, he's a wonderful lyricist. How romantic is that lyric: Let me fly you to the moon, my eyes have always followed you around the room... I gotta get back on my hormones STAT cuz all this girliness is making me sick. HAHAHA!
The next song is quick and catchy, but makes zero sense to me and the "special" brownie trip video is just... well, stupid.

And I've been listening to the Van Morrison station on Pandora regularly. Some of the stuff they attribute to that station are kinda odd (Queen? Aerosmith? Really?).

And lastly, I've been able to update my blog (with two more already in the works). If you haven't checked it out yet, I'd like to highly recommend you do so! emoticon


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    Beautiful garden, gorgeous baby, and happy news all around! It sounds like you are getting more done while convalescing than I do during a "normal" time. This is just a wonderful post! Happy healing.
    3218 days ago
    Aww, what a little cutie your niece is! So happy the healing is going well. Keep up the great work :D
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    3219 days ago
    Whoa! Wow! I have so many comments that I wish we were having a phone conversation (who even does that anymore?) so that I could tell you as we went along. ;)

    I like the series but couldn't handle the horrifying dreams for Hunger Games. glad to see that I wasn't just over sensitive.

    I'm so glad that you're healing, Jill!! I'll be keeping good thoughts for you!
    3219 days ago
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    Glad to hear you are healing well! Albree is adorable and you look simply fab, Jill!
    3219 days ago
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