Good Morning Everyone,
Almost 2 weeks post op with the medial thigh lift. I'm getting better every day. It's still painful getting up and down, difficult issues getting dressed, keeping self clean after toileting (going through tons of baby wipes) and legs touching each other is very uncomfortable. But all in all, life is good.
Yesterday I felt well enough to go for a short ride with Mike. I sure hate being dependent and can't wait til I can drive. I'm cutting back on pain meds. No problem with me becoming addicted tho I can understand how someone in cronic pain could. Difficulties in going to the bathroom and not being able to drive are enough to get me "weaned" sooner than later.
We stopped at a produce stand and bought 3 Walla2 sweet onions and 3 Red Haven peaches.. . . $7.50! Ouch. I will slowly relish each bite of those peaches.
Today our local ValueVillage and St. Vincents have their Labor Day sale which is usually the one where summer shorts etc are 1/2 off. Mike has lost 80 lbs in the past 1.5 yrs and is doing agreat job of staying within a 5 lb range.
Drinking very little beer is helping that effort plus really helping with life here on the homefront. A beer is never just a beer. I understand as I used to do the same thing with food; as I think about it, food addiction affects other family members too doesn't it? So we'll look for him several pair of shorts for next summer.
I still haven't tried on my tighter capris. Those I've bought and saved for "post" thigh lift. I still am up almost 3 lbs pre surgery. So I should be losing those 3 plus the 8 lbs of fat and skin that were removed. I'll wait until next week to try them on. The upper area looks so much better without the two hanging sacks of loose skin on the upper inner thighs.
About those "big girl undies" that we frequently tell each other to put on. Well, I dug through my drawer and found a couple of old, loose, soft ones. (white of course) Yesterday I was able to put them on and be comfortable. I have 12 in*****isions or more from knee to groin and then about 8 inches right below "pantie elastic line" areafrom groin to outside of each thigh.My outfit unless I'm leaving the house. consists of night shirt, big girl undies, and soft cotton loose exercise shorts to the knee.
Think I'd better ramp up my "in public" view this afternoon as we're invited to my brother and sis in law's for an early backyard picnic. Pain pills take away my appetite but I'll so enjoy being out of the house.
Can't think of much else. Could really enjoy crafting bookmarks, making aprons, or other sewing projects, but the only comfortable sitting position is tilting back which doesn't work well for those projects. Hopefully in a few days that will be better too.
Hope you all have a nice day.
lap rny 6-29-04
My Mantra is that I do not determine my success by the number hanging in my closet, nor will I let the scale determine that success either. . . It is through trial and error I will continue to grow and succeed. . . Laureen
"Success is a journey, not a destination." Ben Sweetland
Good Morning Karen and OFF to follow,
So glad you are feeling well enough to wean off the pain meds. I am one with chronic pain, and I am addicted and can't take them. It is a tough addiction to kick.
Sunday, I was sick with a sinus infection and called the doc and got an antibiotic. I slept on the couch most of the afternoon, and was in bed by 7:00. I did not even eat supper, as I had no appetite.
Today has me recuperating with the sinus infection, and cleaning up the kitchen. It is still not put away entirely from unpacking. I will feel more sane if it is done. I also want to unpack some of my clothes, and get them put away.
I also need to get to an AA meeting. I have not been to one in a few days and need the sanity I get from attending them.