I’ve now survived the weekend after the first week at work.
I feel a little bit off.
I remember this time after my last surgery. I couldn’t be that active, I was not sure the surgery had been successful, and things were quite uncertain. This passes. Just like last time I find myself exploring all sorts of craziness.
Seriously, it is such a waste of time, and I don’t quite get the obsession with it, but I keep playing it. I don’t know.
I have been assured that very little can derail my mortgage at this time, so I have sat back and kind of relaxed a bit and indulged in a TINY bit of planning. Mostly, reigning myself and my Pinterest board for my house back in. I had hoped to have enough left over to furnish the home in one fell swoop, but it looks like I will probably have a home like most people…cobbled together with pieces of furniture from friends, parents, yard sales and such. Of course, I live in Florida, (the place old people go to die) so Estate Sales happen frequently and there is usually some very good items there. I am thinking of looking for an upgrade on my coffee maker at them. I have also decided to convert my fish tank into a terrarium. I don’t know that I have the patience to balance out the pH and such for a gorgeous tank.
I’ve always liked terrariums and I think it would be interesting to watch a small micro-universe created in a 55 gallon tank. So that’s my distractions from the obvious main issue in life.
I am STILL having some issues with my toes/back. I have gotten so “pro-active” that I have started drinking apple cider vinegar. The stuff is VILE! It is touted for a lot of health benefits- weight loss, diabetes control, you name it. It is not promoted for nerve health, but I know a relatively logical woman who started to drink it after her hand went numb after surgery and her numbness has disappeared. She was like…could be a coincidence, or not… So…I looked into it. Vinegar itself is not harmful, so I decided why not try it out. I’ve had 2 doses so far and enjoyed neither one, nor have I felt any particular miracle improvement. I have not gotten worse though. It takes time and is frustrating.
I also signed up like a crazy person for the Swim for the Alligator Lighthouse.
It’s a huge long swim. about 9 miles. I know that training will be fine for this, and while sometimes I’m a little slow…I usually can keep going. The two challenges are the nasty Jelly Fish and making sure I swim fast enough for the cut off. If the weather is better this year it should be easier.
Signing up cheered me up a lot. Now if I could actually get into any body of water.
Follow up is the 3rd week in March, so I have a long way to wait for that clearance.
So it’s a lot of wait and see. I’m definitely “over” the surgery…now I am just waiting to see if I can either get used to the deficit or if it will go away. I sure wish it would go. The longer I go without seeing a slight improvement, the less positive I feel, but…who knows, maybe apple cider vinegar is the secret?