Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It's been awhile......

I didn't realize it had been so long since my last post.  Goes to show you that life is sometimes boring and nothing exciting happens sometimes.  Main reason I haven't written is that I just haven't had the energy to put 2 thoughts together and sit and type them out on here.  Ever since my surgery on the 8th, I've been fatigued, which I imagine is just a side effect of the anesthesia.

I went back to work last week on Tuesday, the 14th, only missing 4 days of work.  After the first 2 days, I was kinda wishing I had stayed out another couple of days.  Not due to pain but to the fatigue and exhaustion.  I didn't have pain at all once I went back to work, and haven't taken any tylenol since just 2 days after surgery.  But getting up so early in the mornings has been kicking my ass, as well as not getting my daily naps I got for a few days.

This past Saturday, I was worn out - absolutely exhausted.  Gabriel woke me up at 5:15am, making that lovely wretching sound in the bed.  I got him off the bed but couldn't get him out of my room in time before he "earped" (a word my Meme loves) 3 times.  I knew the dogs would want to pee, so after I cleaned up the "earp", I put Gabriel on the runner and let Dominion run around the yard for a few minutes.  I was so tired at this point, and all I could think about was getting back in bed. 

We got back in bed, and I managed to go back to sleep for a few hours.  I woke up somewhere around 8 or 9am, and was still so physically exhausted that I just couldn't fathom even attempting to walk the dogs, so it was back on the runner again.  I spent the entire day laying in bed, napping, watching tv and farting around on the laptop.  I did manage a run to Walmart to pick up an Rx and some cold meds, as I know the congestion was playing hell on me as well - my chest was tight and I had that deep cough trying to creep in on me that I get sometimes.

Back to the grind at work again this week, I've been crashing shortly after dinner every night.  Tonight, as well as the last 2-3 nights, I wake up anywhere between 10:30pm - 1am, check messages and go back to bed.  It's like I can't get enough sleep, but the way my body feels, I'm getting too much sleep.  My back is stiff and achy from being in bed so much, but I just don't have the energy to do anything.  I think a good bit of that is that I'm not going to the gym - doctor's orders until my follow-up next week.  I so hope he releases me to go back to working out regularly!

I did take a long walk with the dogs tonight - we normally just walk down to the corner store and back, which round trip is maybe 1/3 of a mile.  Tonight we walked to the pond on Hastings Bridge and including the lap we made around the pond, it was probably a 1.5mile walk.  The pups were dragging by the time we got home, and my legs and ass were hurting a little from the walk.  It's amazing how much stamina you lose after missing just 2-3 weeks in the gym!  I'm going to try to do this walk every day until the doctor releases me back to the gym, so I'll already be building some stamina back up in a slow and easy manner.  I know I'm in for a rude awakening when I do get back to the gym, but I think I'm ready for it!

Good thing the boys didn't see the deer that I saw on our walk this morning - I woulda had my ass dragged across the street and into the woods had they seen her!  Dominion heard her, snorting and stamping her feet, and was staring hard at where she was hiding in the woods, but he never saw her.  I have pretty good control over the dogs, but if they were to see something that really interested them, like something they both wanted to chase, they would definitely test my ability to control them.

Well folks it's time for me to hit the hay - I hope you've all had a great 13 days without me!  Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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