Monday, July 12, 2010

recovering like a super star

I am determined to go into this surgery as healthy as I can be, and be as helpful as possible to my body during the recovery.  I won't lie, I am concerned.  I am concerned about being so inactive for a long period of time.  I wouldn't say I'm a gym rat, but I definitely like my workouts.  Here's a few tips I found to speed my recovery.  Some legit, some ridiculous.

  • have your affairs in order: major cleaning done, bills paid, etc  (affairs in order?  sounds like I'm dying...)
  • plan some quiet activities for when you feel so so - like knitting or puzzles  (knitting?  don't be an ass, i don't knit.  I crochet.)
  • get someone to help you, don't feel like you need to do everything alone  (Oh i plan on it.  My husband will be making me pb&j and grilled cheese.  And frozen pizzas.)  
  • listen to your body - don't push too hard, but push  (walks.  i like walks.  I plan on getting out of my hospital bed as soon as i can.)
  • avoid food with sugar, refined carbs, caffeine, artificial additives (this is the ridiculous one.  You really think i'm going to avoid sugar, ie my best friend ice cream??)
recovery is unknown, I don't know how long it will take.  But I have to remember, it will be a drop in the bucket compared to the 6 years I've been in pain.


    1. :-) Don't avoid sugar. Just avoid fake sugars...treat yourself to some organic churned ice cream or something yummy...
      Have you thought about paying a housecleaner for awhile? I guarantee that would take alot of stress of of you.
      I know you-- you are strong. You'll recover quicker than most would.

    2. What are you saying about knitters?? I'm going to come over and knit in front of you and you won't SAY A WORD. Add to recovery: visits from Erin who will come over and cook and entertain with dance routines. Hope you are not supposed to avoid laughing... I'm almost home... one most sleep and then some jet lag!!