Umbilical surgery is done. It was yesterday. I had a great doctor and nurses that made it the best experience it could have been.
Pain, swelling and bruising have gotten worse but that was to be expected. I’m a little nauseated this am but I slept really bad last night. Woke up at least a dozen times and nausea does happen with me when I don’t get my sleep. I won’t actually throw up, it’s just a lingering feeling. Overall I’m doing great!
I made my mindset list for the first 2 weeks of needing to be mostly sedentary and move as my body allows. That will be difficult and I’m quite an active person, but I will do what needs to be done. After the 2 weeks I have another month of restrictions. Can’t work out until I’m fully cleared after the 6weeks. 🙁
I always lean to my favorite poet Walt Whitman when I need to be grounded. This quote applies and I will be happy every hour. I am lucky to have a copy of his Leaves of Grass book. 1931 edition. I just love it!
I can control my diet, water intake, alcohol and getting some sedentary things done around the house that have been neglected. Alcohol should not be a problem as I have it under control but you never know how the mind works. Keeping my bedtime and wake up time the same to keep in a routine. I want to start working out when I can in the best shape I can be!!
Everything could be worse and I’m thankful all is just fine. The pain is quite steady even with medication but also, I’m not taking the strong medication they prescribed for me. It’s there if really needed but I do try to stay away from that stuff if possible. Maybe feeling the pain will remind me not to overdo it also. ✔️
Well that’s about it! Lol! I’m sure I’ll be just fine but sure will miss working out and all the progress I have made over the last 5 months. I’m up to 3 pull-ups! That’s huge for me. ( I have been restricted from working out my core for 6 weeks so yeah, that’s flabby. Lol! )
Thanks for reading! ❤️ Jackie