I spent some time trying to embed the video right in the post with no luck. Oh well.
2. I have progressed in my short recovery time from cool or warm temperature liquids to very soft foods to less soft foods but I am stuck here for a few (5?) days. Do you know how much not being able to eat something makes me want it? I am going to need to get creative on what is a soft food. And this puts a whole new spin on Mother's Day! So far not much pain but am I fooling myself and it is going to appear like crazy later? I elected not to fill my pain prescription and try sticking to Advil instead.
*****Warning Warning**** This part may have TMIPain medication aside from everything else constipates me. If I get constipated I panic. If things get too bad there is too much straining involved and blood comes into the story. When I see blood on stools I super panic even if there is a reason for it as colon cancer is in my family history. It's what my mom died of at a way too young age. So I try not to take pain medication.
3. I did find out I can bike and run sooner - much sooner than I thought. He said if I am not taking strong pain medication I can go for it. I will wait until Saturday and see what happens with the swelling but if all is going well I plan to be out there on Saturday. I cannot swim until he sees me again which is not for 10 days I believe. I intended to get up and swim this morning (as I always do - I just needed to be finished sooner) but I COULD NOT GET OUT OF BED. My bag was packed and everything. But honestly. I was exhausted last night - and perhaps a little nervous - so I set my alarm for not swimming and thought if I woke up early and wanted to go I would. Well that didn't happen. I am feeling a little (but not too much) guilty since now I can't swim for awhile. I had my last swimming lesson and wanted to practice while it was fresh in my mind but let's face it. I'm not becoming a fast swimmer anytime soon. Swimming this morning was not going to make a big difference in my tri and sleeping in was going to make a difference in my approaching this oral surgery. So I chose the saner path.
I am glad to be done my swim lessons. I feel I learned a lot but I have a lot of hurdles to cross. Getting my face fully into the water is a biggie, kicking stronger, pulling straighter, and more. But I am going to be ABLE to swim the distance needed in my tri even if I am last and I am going to continue to swim. I love it as a form of staying fit and would like to be better at it. I had no idea it was so hard. There are some good things I do naturally now but man there are so many I don't. I am amazed when I read peoples' swimming times on Daily MIle and in blogs. I don't think when I say I am slow they could comprehend how slow I am. But I am going to prepare myself to have fun - YES FUN - in my tri and be oh so proud when I complete it. I am sorry to tell you this isn't the last you'll hear about this as it is very much on my mind. I hope to do 3 tris this summer. I am not signing up for any more halves than the two I already have so I can concentrate on the tris. And that means I can do a lot of biking this summer! I will be in heaven! Heaven!
picks me up to go to George Clooney's tonight. I hope they are serving some soft foods.
Look what I just found on my steps. A package. I opened it within 3 minutes for those of you are so horrified over how long I take to open packages. I didn't know what was in it and I was curious.
It was sunscreen I got from Gear? with half off. So look at that! Already opened. Could be because I could tell there was nothing in it I would have to try on!