Monday, June 13, 2011

Back to work.

First day back at work!

Having the drains out kicks a huge amount of ass. I can move around, wear regular clothes, and best of all? I don't look like I'm smuggling grenades! So glad to be back to my regular routine.

So my doc was all "If I pull these drains and you get a fluid collection, don't say I didn't warn you" with much wagging of fingers and tut-tutting. Today I had a post-op before my shift started and he said "Let's check for fluid since you coerced me into taking out those drains."

Guess what? No fluid. HA!.

Everything is looking good and healing well. When the steristrips start to let go, I've been cleared to just remove them as they loosen. I'm excited for that, because the damn things itch like crazy. I'm also happy because that means I'll look more like a person and less like an arts and crafts project.

The best thing I heard today? I am cleared for walking and light exercise, and after my next postop (in 3 weeks) I should be clear to run! YeeeeHaaaaaaw! Just in time to train for my next half. I'm sure I'll be painfully slow, but I'm excited anyway.

I'm hoping the new bras, underpants, and sportsbras I ordered are on my doorstep when I get home...can't wait to have new, non-ratty understuff.


  1. Yay! You are recovering so well! Way to go! I bet you just cannot wait to start running again.

    I remember the itchiness after may almost be worse than surgery itself. I hope you don't suffer that too long. :)

  2. Glad you're recovering well!

  3. Amy, what you gonna do? I think I could stay with you... for awhile, maybe longer..

    This was totally in my head this morning when I woke up... is this a song that you hate because people sing it to you all the time?

    So glad you're recovering well. Want to do a 5k this fall with the boys?