Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Six Week Milestone

We went to see The Avengers movie for my daughter's b'day on Saturday. It was AWESOME. And so is this picture...
Yesterday was the magic six-week mark since my surgery. They say you will begin to feel back to your old self once this day hits.

And gloriously, they (whoever "they" is) were right.

I felt pretty darn good yesterday. Even though I was still at work, I didn't need my heating pad on my tummy, didn't need to eat copious amounts of chocolate (though I did eat my fair share), and didn't feel the need to crawl into bed and cry.

Of course, I am still dealing with withdrawal symptoms from Vicodin, the pain killer I was on, which isn't any fun. If you've ever heard of or dealt with Restless Leg Syndrome, you will have an idea what I'm going through - except it's not confined to my legs, but my entire body. Thanks, doc, for forgetting to tell me about that.

BUT.

We are thinking positive here.

Yesterday morning I received proofs for my next article that will be appearing in the magazine, America in WWII and that got me energized more than anything has in the past month. I'm researching two more articles for this magazine and I've had a swell time gathering sources and digging into them.

Last night, my daughter and I took a long, leisurely walk through the park, then I headed upstairs to my lovely office, turned on some good '40s big band music, and started working on my novel. I made a lot of progress (I'm still in the plotting stages) and didn't want to go to bed.

I'd say that's a good thing.

Today I get to visit my doctor to see how my internal stitches are healing, and to see if I can begin exercising again. Crunches have been a no-no (and believe me, there's no way I'd do them at this stage!), but lifting weights would be nice. I put on a few pounds since the surgery, which is no surprise considering I was bedridden and barely moving for a month, but now it's time to start getting rid of them.

So! That's the update from this end. Even though I'm still not 100%, I'm headed that direction!


19 comments:

  1. All this good news Melissa! I am so happy for you!!! Hugs:)

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    1. Thank you, my dear! I am so glad that things are on the upswing. :-)

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  2. Great to hear! I hope it's smooth sailing from here on out. Maybe the cure for Restless Leg Syndrome is more chocolate? ;-)

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    1. Oh dear, Christine...I may have to try it! LOL

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  3. Wonderful news! Hope you continue with smooth recovery sailing, also in the writing direction!

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    1. Thanks, Anna! The plotting is going quite well and I'm excited to dive into the novel!

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  4. Oh, this is great! I'm SO glad you're feeling better! And the Avengers was AWESOME. Totally agree.

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    1. Thanks, Kelley! Wasn't that movie incredible? Not to mention the wonderful eye candy!!!

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  5. Glad you're feeling better. I had three c-sections and that six week mark seemed to be top of the hump. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

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    1. Thanks, Patti. THREE c-sections? You are more woman than me! ;-)

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  6. Elizabeth Parker3:25 AM

    Thanks for the update, Melissa. I've been thinking about you. :)

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  7. I've not been around blogs for nearly a month, but it's good to check in on you and see you are healing up and getting back to normal, even if it is slowly. :)

    I'm sure you're glad to be moving more. Remember to still take it easy, though!

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    1. Taking it easy is a lot harder to do now that I feel so much better - but if I overdo it, I am TIRED at night.

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  8. So glad you're feeling better! I LOVE that picture. I had to make that my desktop picture on the spot. And I also loved Avengers. Taking some family members to see it this weekend. Did you stay through the credits for the second scene at the end? It cracked me up.

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    1. I LOVED that movie. The minute it's released on DVD, it will be MINE. LOL. Let's see...I did stay for the first "after the movie was over" scene, but not the one after the credits. I guess I'll have to go see it again! hahaha

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    2. Hee! Yes, you will just have to go again! Oh the hardship! LOL. I agree that I will definitely be grabbing it on DVD too. It was just too much fun.

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  9. I'm so glad to hear about how well you felt! And I'm also happy to hear you're making progress with the plotting. Both of those are hard things and you've worked so hard. Good job!

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  10. A. I agree that Avengers was indeed an AWESOME movie!

    B. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better! I have quite a few family members who had the same surgery and saw that the recovery can be difficult. I hope it keeps going smoothly for you! Also my mom also has Restless Leg Syndrome and I know how much of a pain it can be.

    C. Congrats on the "America in WWII" articles. I'll have to be on the lookout for it!

    And lastly, D. I enjoy following your WWII pins on Pinterest! It's interesting how great it can be for a photo database!

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