Traveling, Healing and (not)Blogging

Hi!  I wanted to stop in to say that I was gone last Thursday through Monday for my mother’s memorial service and then my kids and husband had two snow days, so I’ve been busy and surrounded by people lately…which has lead to no blogging. 
I have many thoughts to post and I will get to those eventually.  Please know for now that my trip to Arizona went well.  It was very emotional at times, but it was good to my dad and other family and friends we haven’t seen in a few years.  My body did fine with the traveling, post surgery, even though I did not take things as easily as I probably should have. 
Tomorrow is another followup visit (postponed due to the “inclement weather” recently) and we’ll see what the doc has to say.  I have a couple questions for him, like why is my skin so sensitive to touch, so we’ll see what he has to say about that. 
My incisions are healing nicely and I think I am walking upright most of the time.  I definitely still need to stay off my my feet a lot or I really feel it at the end of the day.  I feel like I’m right on target for what is expected post abdominoplasty, including beginning to tire of feeling stretched and achy in my abdomen.   Sneezing, coughing, laughing and crying still bring pain, but I think it’s the abdomen muscle repair that hurts.  I keep thinking how glad I will be when I can move around like normal again.  Again, I read these feelings were to be expected, so I try and smile through them knowing I’ll be back to normal in due time.
As my incision turn into scars and the swelling goes down it’s becoming very noticeable that this surgery was worth it to me.  Pardon the TMI, but I’m so tickled to be able to wear hipster underwear and it not roll down under my belly.  Woot!
Today I drove for the first time and it seemed to go just fine.  My doctor said I could drive when I felt I could react as needed.  I’m just praying I don’t have to react too much, because I have to drive myself to the doctor tomorrow as my driving friend is busy then.  
I must say that my clothes only fit a little nicer without the extra belly, but not really any looser just yet.  I think this is because the lack of exercise has caused my thighs, bottom and hip areas to spread a little, losing the muscle tone I had accrued through running and regular intense exercise.  I comfort myself in knowing I will get back to exercise soon enough.  🙂
I guess that pretty much sums things up for now.  Thanks for stopping by!
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4 Responses to Traveling, Healing and (not)Blogging

  1. Gwen says:

    Glad you are progressing and the trip was good…well, as good as it could be under the circumstances.

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  2. Christine says:

    Awesome update Leah!

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  3. Jess says:

    Good to hear from you, Leah! Sounds like you're well on the mend – just remember to take care of yourself! And good to hear that your Mother's service went well – I'm sure it was emotional. Traveling takes it's toll, that's for sure!

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  4. jesseybell says:

    Glad to see that you made it back from your emotional trip – We are dealing with the fun weather as well. So ready for the winter to be over! Hopefully you can get a little more R&R now that you are back. And you'll be exercising before you know it!

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