Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Halfway there

Today officially marks the half way point to my six weeks of recovery from surgery. I can’t believe it has been 3 weeks. They have gone by very quickly.

Joseph started back on Monday. I was sad that he had to go back to work. I definitely could get used to having him around every day. He really was a-m-a-z-i-n-g through this whole thing. Just incredible. He did laundry, washed dishes, played with and took care of kids, waited on me, went to the gym daily and kept this place looking awesome. All that and did quite a few chores that needed to get done around here – painting furniture, trimming trees, changing oil, washing cars, steam cleaning carpets…really, need I go on?!

Yeah, I used to tell him all the time that if I fell off the face of the earth tomorrow, this place would fall apart.

I definitely can’t say that anymore.

I was wholeheartedly impressed. He’s a Rockstar!!!

I’m feeling better and stronger everyday. I honestly expected this recovery to take longer and be harder than it turned out to be. I went to see my plastic surgeon last week and she said everything looks fabulous. I agree. I couldn’t be happier with how the surgery turned out. Way better than I expected.

While I am feeling awesome most of the time, I’m definitely not ready to go back to working out yet. I still have 3 more weeks until I’m cleared for that and I definitely need those 3 weeks. I’m nervous to go back to CrossFit. Very nervous. I have a feeling I will get my booty kicked – hard.core. And that is something I’m not looking forward to.

Since I’m not a gym rat everyday, I have had to find things to do to keep myself busy. Have NO fear, sewing has taken my mind off the gym. Alert the media, I have learned how to gather fabric and now there is no stopping me. I’m also on a repurposing kick. Have you heard of it? I hadn’t until recently. Basically you take old clothing, furniture, whatever and make something new out of it. I made 2 new skirts for the Twinkies with some old workout tank tops that don’t fit me anymore. They turned out super cute, if I do say so myself. And I do. I’ll have to post some pictures soon.

What I have not been able to do yet, is steam clean my carpets. And it’s killing me. I know I will have arrived at full recovery when I am steam cleaning again. Oh, I can hardly wait for the day!


Elizabeth said...

Congrats on being halfway! You are so brave:)

My husband steam cleans our carpets around here. That's great, but I know without a doubt that things would indeed fall apart if I fell off the face of the earth. And he knows it too!

Jessi said...

Wow, 3 weeks already? YAY on reaching halfway! And yay for Joseph for keeping things together!

You and your steam cleaning! LOL! But your carpets *do* look amazing! ;-)

Can't wait to see your newest sewing masterpieces! I've got my eyes on these:

Sab Mad said...

E - yeah, it's the opposite way around here. we would all apart without J. He's the super glue in my life!

Jessi - That is SO funny, those are the dresses I am making next (using that exact tutorial!) Except mine will be long sleeves and I'm a little 'iffy on the corsage. Have you made them yet?

Jessi said...

Ha! Of all the online tutorials, we end up eyeing the SAME one...that's hilarious! No, I've not even started....I'm still stumped on the 'gathering' part. ;-) Yeah, I'm not 100% sure about the 'flowers' either, it's SO not me, but maybe that's why I like them. I made a rosette headband for Laney and LOVE it! If I *do* get around to them, though, they'll be for next summer (tanks will soon be on clearance).