Okay, so I’ve been home a week now, and I am having difficulty getting adjusted. I have worn-out days and days of wanting to do All The Things. Most of my difficulty is more mental than physical, forcing myself to not over-exert.
Yesterday I went to my PCP for follow-up after surgery. When I started going to the clinic in early November, my ‘official’ weight on their scale was 166. Yesterday I was 153. BUT both my blood sugar and b.p. numbers were good and within normal acceptable range. So, yayyy
And the doctor agreed that I don’t need to be on blood pressure meds for now. I understand why they wanted to suppress my b.p. before the surgery, to help avoid stressing the aneurysm.
Feels like it is as difficult getting back into my own space post hospital as it is getting into normal body post surgery. So many levels of ‘normal’ that need to fall into place.
The dr yesterday did recommend I start taking extra iron, especially since I’m not eating normally yet. It just hurts too much to eat sometimes. And he has me taking a liquid diet when I need to supplement. So I got some Ensure High Protein to help in that regard.
I am feeling generally better over-all, although this morning it is near freezing and I am shivering with my shawls and blankets. And my head seems like I am have better clarity in my thinking.
I still have 4 – 6 weeks of NOT stressing myself, not exerting my body. But, at the same time, I can do small tasks, broken down into smaller bits. So, that’s what I will try to focus on doing.