I've discovered a bit of swelling on the left side of the upper portion of my incision. It hasn't been tender like that lately, and I'm concerned. Maybe I slept on it wrong? Not sure, the incision, up until now, has been healing so nicely and I was even getting my range of motion back.
Aside from the unusual swelling, I seem to be continuing as I was - nothing happening. I don't feel better. I cry to my mom often about this fact, and I am constantly reminded that everyone is different, and logically it will take a while for the indentations in my brainstem to right themselves. I know I need to be patient. I know I need to give myself a break. But you have to understand that I miss doing 'normal' things. I miss having a schedule, going to the gym, sleeping normally. It is unclear at this point when I will be able to get back to a somewhat normal life.
Speaking of normal, Georgia and I got back to flyballing (that's a fun little video for ya, although does not feature a beautiful black dog with an underbite) last night. What a treat that was! Georgia has been missing practice so much, and I haven't been working with her like I should be. She was so happy, huge grin on her doggy face. And I was happy to be there, happy to be back with friends enjoying time with my dog. I'm hoping I can get in some more bike rides with George before the sun disappears for the next 6 months. Bike rides as in I ride my bike, and Georgia runs wildly next to it at top speed. Good times.
6 week check up with Dr. Heffez next week.