2 week post op

Today I had my 2 week follow-up appointment.  I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since surgery.  I’m not sure where the times gone.  So far things have been going decently.  Back pain has been minimal but I’ve also been listening to the doctor and not bending and twisting so that helps.  The only problem I’ve had is the pain in my legs.  I can’t pin point it and I can’t really describe it but it’s so incredibly unbearable! I mentioned this to the doc and he’s increasing my nerve pain meds and prescribed muscle relaxers to help out. I hope something works and fast.

I’ve been able to do a bit of walking and hope to continue to do so. Hopefully get an hour in every day or 5 out of 7 days anyway.  Even that I find myself pushing so I have to remind myself to take it a bit more easy.  Easy? What’s that?  The worst part of this whole situation, so far, is that I expected to be back to work after 2 weeks. I figured I’d be good to go.  And I feel decent enough to work, definitely not 100% and I don’t know if I could get through a full 8 hour shift standing and sitting, but the doc says no. To allow my back to fully heal and the bones to fuse, I have to be off work for another 4 weeks.  That’s 6 week off of work!! I didn’t plan for this!  So this adds quite a bit of stress to the situation.  I’ll figure out a way to get by but dang, what am I going to do for another 4 weeks?

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Even Snowflake wants to be outside.

So instead of crying about it and being too depressed, I’m going to find a way to make the most of it.  I have my nutrition certification studies to finish. If the weather stays nice I have a shed that needs sorted. I have a house that needs sorted and things to be thrown out. Maybe I’ll finally get everything done on the “To Do” list that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. I have three cats to entertain me. Perhaps I can take up bird watching. Books to read, “House of Cards” to finish, blogging to do……I guess I have a bit more to do than I thought.  Now the money aspect…..what wants to buy a kidney? I have two, you can have one!  I’ll be selling my Madone 4.6 road bike, just have to get pictures of him and get him posted.  Going to be a sad day when he goes. Image

That’s Driver, minus the wheels, those aren’t mine, although he looks quite sexy with them.

Well now that I’ve come up with this extensive list of things to do I better get on it. While all you cyclists are out riding your road bikes with the wind in your hair (helmet), think of me.  I’ll be envying you from my recliner. I’d like to admit that I secretly wish for rainy, cold, nasty weather for the whole spring, but I’d feel too bad if it actually happened. So if you’re sitting on your butt on the couch, watching tv or flipping through Facebook, get off yer ars, get outside, and enjoy the weather.  One day you may not be able to and then you’ll want noting more than to be running, riding, walking….

Life’s too short so start making the most of it now!

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