Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day Fifty-Four

Hernia Recovery
I've been going to the gym a couple times per week, working mostly my own body weight and some light upper body workouts on machines. I've also worked out with a number of cardio machines and my heart and lungs feel very strong. I can work out consistently at 170 bpm, which is my max heart rate; yet, I don't get tired. A good sign!

The negative is that my right incision area hurts a LOT! Not always and, interestingly, not when I work out or walk or stand. It hurts mostly when I lay down or sit in a low chair(or car seat). When I get up off the chair, or turn over in bed, I get a STINGING pain in my right side, directly in the incision area.

By contrast, my left hernia area doesn't bother me at all.

I am calling my surgeon for an appointment and have him check out my right side. My concern is that the mesh hasn't healed properly and could possibly be unattached. That would be terrible!

Pulmonary Embolism Recovery
Continuing with the Coumadin every day, at 4PM. No pain when I breath deep, which I've been doing while exercising and no pain when I sleep on my side. This is VERY good news!

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