I’ve been home 5 days now and it feels like I’ve been home a month! It has been great being home but all I’ve been able to do in week 2 is rest. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it’s quite hard going from so much activity to nothing and there’s only so much resting you can do!
I had my first walk on Monday, day 12. I had to go to the Vic Hospital to check my bloods so I thought It would be a good idea to walk and get a lift back. It’s about a 10 minute walk. I was fine on the flats, but when we hit a little hill I was so breathless and it just felt really weird to be. When I got home I had to go straight to sleep. I know I have had one big operation, but it’s hard to think that 2 weeks ago I could run, and now it’s hard to walk. I really do have to start from scratch. Where’s it gone? This did make me feel a little fed up, I miss my early morning runs so much. The next day I went out for another little walk, and thankfully, it didn’t exhaust me…I made sure there were no hills this time & I had friend’s making sure I didn’t push it. What would I do without you?
On the plus side, I’m really happy my bloods are now in a good range! Finally, I can stop the injections. The headaches and sickness have gone too and this has really made a huge difference. All the drugs are probably out of my system now. I am healing really quickly…I can’t believe the change in my scar in just 2 weeks. Also, before my operation, my lips were almost always blue and I had to wear pink lip tint to hide it…but they are now naturally pink! I can feel myself getting stronger and I am virtually pain free, except when I sneeze…ouch.. Everyday I wake up, I feel that little bit better and I’m wanting to do more now. I went to Nicola’s for tea the other night, and tomorrow I’m going over to Natalie’s which I’m looking forward to because I’ve missed our dinner and film nights. All my friends from down the road have been to see me, and they always make me laugh.
I have had lots to cheer me up too!! I’ve had plenty of visitors, get well cards and gifts which is so nice. My friends know me well! I’ve been showered with fitness mags, health foods, dvd’s, chocolate’s, candles, flowers and a little heart charm 🙂
Another thing that’s really cheered me up….My sister entered a competition to win a Thomas Sabo Silver necklace from Cole’s the Jewellers in Blackpool. To enter you had to write about who you thought deserved the necklace and why. Sarah told them about my story, and so did her friend, and she won! So I was really excited. I get to go with her to collect it next week 🙂 thank you!
I’m looking forward to this week because It’s the start of week 3 and I’m allowed to start moving a little more so things are looking up.
I have to admit, I’m on countdown. Only 4 more weeks and I can start driving, cardiac rehab and I’ll also be able to cycle…and in 8-10 weeks time I can start my running again. I am probably the most impatient person, I want to be well, NOW! but not long to wait….It’ll be tough…but worth it for the quality of life I am now going to have. I’m off for a walk now with Natalie, and she said she is glad there are no hills either ❤