This definitely sucks. I spent a couple of days on my feet for some dyeing sessions, and then yesterday spent a lot of time standing up the reskein a new collection of Blog Reader Specials — 28 this time instead of my normal 24 skeins. It took most of the day, about 6-7 hours, with good rest breaks along the way.
Yesterday I had awakened around 3:45 in the morning, and didn’t have any naps during the day, so I was plenty ready for bed when 10:00 rolled around, and I assumed I’d sleep 5.5 or 6 hours. Nope. Got 3 hours or so, waking around 1:30 and not feeling ready to go back to bed. I was awake for a couple of hours until I felt sleepy, but only got about 2 more hours of sleep. Both of my waking up was prompted by burning pain in my right hip and knee joints. I took a Tramadol at mid-day against the pain and really didn’t want to take another in the night.
On the days when I’m already up and about I don’t usually take my exercise walks, figuring I’ve done enough, know that all motion and exercise counts. I truly don’t know if enough is enough, or if taking an exercise walk is needed even when I’ve already done the standing and moving exercise around the house. Today I have to be outside photographing yarns, so another good half hour or so of standing (if the rains stay awake long enough). I’ll see how I feel after that.
I am starting to feel disappointed that I’m not able to do what I used to do. I don’t know if I’m exercising enough or not. A lot of things I’m not sure about lately.
I have a custom dye session for tomorrow and Monday (redoing the job I messed up last week), so I don’t know if I should rest-and-recover today, or get out and get some walking exercise and then see what tomorrow feels like.
Tomorrow (the 21st) marks 5 months since the surgery. I have no idea how far along my recovery is ‘supposed’ to be. Some days I feel GREAT, and other days I feel like I’m going backwards. I even used the walker around the house a little bit yesterday since I was already hurting and needed to finish the task of reskeining.