Saturday, August 4, 2012

Three Months

Hernia Recovery
Today marks the THREE MONTH anniversary of my surgery. I am feeling *MUCH* better! I've made considerable progress over the past week. I can't point to anything that I'm doing different, but I can say with certainty that my pain has subsided to the point where I am finally doing things without thinking about the pain.

I ran two miles twice this past week and didn't feel ANY pain in my surgery area during, or after, the run. I call that progress! I am going to get back on my mountain bike next week. I've targeted the end of July, or the beginning of August, as the time I would see myself back on the bike and I'm right on schedule!
Have I finally turned the corner and now heading toward full recovery, without chronic pain? I can't say for sure at this point, since the pain can very well come back. But, I'm holding hope that I am over the last, or one of the last, hurdles in this ordeal.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Pulmonary Embolism Recovery
Continuing with the Coumadin every day, at 4PM. No chest pain, although a few times I've been out of breath for no apparent reason(one time while sitting still on a chair, doing nothing) and felt as though I was having an anxiety attack. That worries me, but like everything else about this journey, I will wait it out and see if it's temporary, or something more serious.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that you are healing well! Is there anything that you feel like you did to make the recovery go quicker? My brother got a hernia and he is thinking about getting surgery and I want to help him when he back from it. My brother and I are really close and we always watch each others back.