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Land of the Living

On Saturday I got out of my sweatpants after almost two weeks and we planned a little day trip.

After breakfast and showers and stuff, we hit the road. It was a nice change of scenery. We went down to Newberg to pick up our wine at Stoller. We missed the pick up party because of my surgery. Oh well, we’ll go to the one in the fall.

Fell asleep immediately….

It had been pouring rain all morning but by the time we drove down to Stoller, it was a nice day. Logan was still asleep when we arrived so Michael stayed in the car and I went inside to have a quick taste and pick up our wine.

I still have issues with sense of smell and taste but I can get a bit of the wine. 🙂 I wish I could have spent more time there but we just didn’t have that much time. Not with a toddler!

Then it was lunch time. The place we usually go was super packed and had about a 45 minute wait just for a table, so we skipped it. We drove to Wilsonville and stopped at the Oswego Grill for lunch instead. It was a nice choice.

Logan did pretty good, which was nice because restaurants are kind of hit or miss. He got a grilled cheese sandwich with french fries (his favorite).

I got the Caesar Salad with grilled salmon. It was really good and on the diet, so that was nice. Michael got a turkey and bacon, avocado sandwich. It was a nice lunch. I’d go there again.

Then we drove home. I kind of hit the wall at that point. It was about 2pm and the longest I’d been out and about since having my surgery. Even though we didn’t do a whole lot, it took a lot out of me. I took a nap when we got home, which felt amazing. Then when I got up I played outside with Logan for awhile so Michael could take a nap. 😉 We are hardcore partiers these days!

It was a nice day and it felt good to get dressed, do my hair and get out of the house doing something normal–other than errands. This week I’ve been home from work I’ve been doing one thing a day–grocery store, errands, Target, haircut, etc. But basically taking it easy. So this was a nice change.

Monday I go back to work. No more sleeping in, back to alarm clocks, no more sweatpants, no more laying on the couch watching TV shows I’m years behind on, and no more naps! (BOO!!) But it will be good to get back to it!

Nosy

Recovery was hit or miss. I had good days and bad days. Last Wednesday I skipped the afternoon pain pill because I thought I had it managed but it was too soon to go that long without anything. It felt like I had to play catch up that night to get the pain manageable. Then it was ok. I could go every 6 hours instead of 4 hours, or so. I also took Tylenol.

The bad news: I ended up getting a viral cough. I thought the cough I had was because of being on a breathing tube for the surgery, but unfortunately the cough was definitely a cold. Like really? Perfect timing, right?

Other than that, I slept a lot. I would do the sinus rinses, take my meds and then take a lot of naps. I tried to relax a bit on the couch. I watched the new season of Queer Eye, the first season of Killing Eve, and second season of Billions. 

I tried to move around a lot. Just laying around or sitting too much was making my body hurt so I tried to stand and walk as much as possible.

I was hoping to get back to the Keto diet as soon as possible post surgery (I assumed after a few days) but it took me longer eating comfort food. I’d have half a bagel with cream cheese with my eggs for breakfast (it was a craving and comfort food thing). I had kombucha once a day for my guts. I did have some leftover pizza for lunch one day and chicken noodle soup for dinner one night. I ate a lot of fruit because that sounded good to me.

I was also a bottomless pit of hunger the four days post-surgery. I don’t know why I was so hungry but I could seriously eat anything and everything. My guess is that it was a combination of fasting pre-surgery throwing me off and then healing. My body just needed calories and food to heal? So I just listened to my body and ate when I was hungry and slept when I was tired. I’ll get back to the diet soon. (Hopefully the damage won’t be too bad.)

The Friday after my surgery, 5 days post-op, I got off the Oxy because I was so sick. It was really awful!! So the pain was kinda bad for about a day or two with just advil and tylenol but I got over the worst of it and once the oxy was out of my system I felt better.

Over the weekend, my cousin brought some delicious soup and groceries, which was nice! I didn’t do a whole lot. I just didn’t have the energy. This picture of Logan was him checking on me while I was resting in bed. He asked, “Are you ok, mommy?” It was pretty cute. 🙂

 

Michael was a trooper. It was a lot of stuff to take care of! My mom went home to Seattle on Friday so it was a busy, busy weekend for him. 

Monday, Michael took me to the post-op appointment with the surgeon. It was kind of awful but I got the stints (they were HUGE!) and stitches out. I had some bleeding the rest of the day but felt a lot better having that stuff out! 

The rest of the week will be more resting and slowly getting back into my normal activities. No working out for a few more weeks but I can at least start doing more around the house!