Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The May Challenge

I’m not a very frequent poster.  I feel like I have plenty of things I want to talk about, I just don’t have the time to get them written down and posted to my blog.  There are several half written posts on my laptop.  Some of them won’t get published as they have too much personal information about my family.  Others are thoughts that just got abandoned while my mind moved onto other things.  I think working full time and going to school part time has a lot to do with this, my brain is just not working at the capacity I want it to!

I do go back to work this week, but I thought it would be a good challenge for me to try to post something about myself every day during May.  They probably won’t all be about infertility or living childfree some of them will be about just me.  We will see if I can do this!

Today I will tell you about my health as of 2 weeks after surgery.  I went and saw the general surgeon last Friday and he said I am doing well and gave me a work release to go back to work tomorrow.  I sit in a cubicle and work at a computer.  He still wants me to be careful and no lifting or twisting for 2 more weeks.  He said to start eating more solid foods but to do it slowly.  He said don’t go crazy and go home and eat a big cheese burger (I must not be the only person that is craving a big greasy cheeseburger after bowel surgery) but give my bowels time to adjust to more solid foods.  He told me it is ok to start exercising slowly on a treadmill or elliptical.  I was excited to go back to the gym since none of my work slacks fit very well over my still swollen belly.  I went to the gym with a friend yesterday and walked on the treadmill for 40 minutes.  We talked and at the time it felt good.  Today I do not feel good.  I must have walked for too long because my lax stomach muscles keep cramping up on me.  I canceled going to the gym today and just laid around working on my homework.  My swollen belly is feeling better…but I still do not fit into my normal work slacks.  For the first time I look pregnant and I am not happy about it!  I have lost weight from my surgery but my belly just does not realize that the rest of me has shrunk.  Grr… I guess I am going to go to work tomorrow looking a little slobby while I wait for my belly to shrink.


  1. I'm glad to know that the surgery went fine and the recovery period seems to be going fine, too. :-)

  2. Thanks Amel. I am feeling much better.