This recovery period is definitely better than the last time.
The belly swelling is going down, probably thanks to the binder. I wear it almost 24/7, except for showers and breakfast. I have to take my insulin shot in the morning, so I do that just before breakfast, and then leave the binder off until after I’ve eaten.
I’ve looked it up and know what I’ve been told about the body’s ability to heal and approximately how quickly — especially the part about the mesh taking hold and the muscle reinforcing. That part can’t be rushed, and shouldn’t be compromised. That is my problem — I am feeling so much better, not more soreness, and generally in a better mood. And feeling better makes me want to do more. But that’s not smart. I have to let the muscles heal all in the inside, regardless how I feel. It is bothering me to have to just be still and not push myself physically.
I am looking at trying to start dyeing again around Dec 16. That’ll be five weeks after surgery. It’s the holiday season when people aren’t buying yarns much anyway, so there won’t be a lot of pressure to produce full loads of yarns. I can start slowly and see how it goes.
Next week is Thanksgiving. I haven’t done Thanksgiving in so many years, I really don’t much care, but a lot of other folks are whining about not being able to be with family and gather in large groups. If people don’t get a grip and learn to isolate, I’m afraid we’ll see COVID numbers through the roof, even worse than we see now.