5 Weeks

I’m officially 5 weeks post op.  I can’t wait for the magical 6th week!

I’m still sitting, walking, resting and exceptionally bored.  I’ve watched most of the Netflix films that interest me and am finally making a push to complete Shantaram.  I think I’m looking forward to going back from work just for a bit of a mental challenge.

Having said that, I reached a small milestone today.  While I have pushed Nora in her stroller a couple times without issue(with my wife), today was the first day I ventured out on my own with our dog.  I’ve had him out for 3 walks already today and we’re both doing fine.  I’m very happy to have a companion now for all of my walks!

The odd numb feeling on my left side is starting to subside and I’m beginning to think most of the discomfort and numbness that I feel is a direct result of sleeping on my side.  I’m sure I’ve still got some swelling and tenderness back there and I’m waking myself up at night with little tweaks/twinges when I’m rolling onto my side.

My shins feel 100% better since switching to runners as well.   It just really sucks tying them up! 🙂

4 thoughts on “5 Weeks

  1. Sleeping was always an issue with me, especially when my back would start feeling better and I would find myself waking up in awkward positions. In the beginning, the way I would go to sleep was the way I would wake up. Later on, I would wake up sideways, facing down, upside down, hanging from the ceiling, etc.. and of course my back would hurt like hell. After week 6, this got a lot better.

    Indeed, netflix was my best friend. After that, I tried cooking, web design, and other hobbies to keep me busy.

  2. Cooking… that sounds promising. Normally I can’t be bothered to cook (my wife makes excellent food), but maybe I’ll give it a try. LOL

    The worst part is that my normal hobbies hurt too much, so I’ve been spending a lot of time on ebay. It seems to be an expensive hobby so far!

    -Brett

  3. Great job! Hey, I have a suggestion (I’m an occupational therapist)… Buy stretchy shoes laces. You tie them once, then slip on your shoes after that. You can get them at any big chain store (Walmart, etc).

    Hope your days keep going in the right direction!

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