I had a really REALLY rough night, didn’t get much sleep AT ALL, just a few random hours here and there. Finally quit trying around 9:00 this morning, after a particularly deep but brief sleep. Got up, showered, and went to Kroger. I appreciate Kroger delivery service, but I had coupons for coffee and rotisserie chicken and delivery doesn’t process coupons. 🙂 My Lyft ride there was smooth and easy; the one coming home seemed rather distracted and unsure how to drive.
My blood sugar this morning was only 85, so that’s a good thing, I guess.
I’ve always been conscious of my body’s appearance. I’ve never been particularly studly or anything like that, of course, but only now that I have a scar down my front I am really not happy. Taking a picture from above as I lay back makes it quite visible. I’m hoping this will eventually fade into barely visible white lines like my hernia surgery scars, visible in the picture. They said in the hospital that the section below the belt line has the darker discoloration because it isn’t as open and uncovered, so I’m trying to spend as much time uncovered as I can now. The incision went from just at the tip of my sternum to down just above the pubic bone, roughly 12 inches altogether.
Looking at it like this, I can see it really was pretty major surgery. I have no idea just how much of my innards they had to move aside in order to reach the aorta, nor do I really want to know. Someday I might look it up, but I’m not ready just yet.
Recovery is not at all as easy as I had anticipated. I still tire so very easily after just the slightest exertion. Tomorrow I see the Dr. for pain meds for the peripheral neuropathy in the feet, and hopefully do something about the hip/leg pain that has dogged me the last week or so. It is difficult to do my exercises when there is pain there making it difficult to even walk at all. 🙁