Not a whole lot new to report. Pain is decreasing weekly and the most significant decrease happened at the end of last week. I went in for my physio appointment today and was finally granted the ability to do plank, table top, etc. I’ll be able to start my core stabilization now that the trauma from the surgery is healed up for the most part. He also recommended gently rubbing vitamin E lotion around the scar on my belly to help break down some of the scar tissue and help with the scar itself.
I still get some pain in my shins when I sit for too long and my right big toe still feels a bit off, but I think it is just nerves healing. I’ve emailed Mr. Boeree just to be sure and solicit his opinion. My back feels quite good. Sitting tolerance is still an hour or so.
My only outstanding question was when I can lift Nora again… 25lbs. My physio said to wait until 8-10 weeks before I try to lift her. He said I’m fine lifting 10-15lbs now. So, another week or two and I’ll be picking up my little girl! I’m pretty stoked for this milestone.
I got a call back from our hydrotherapy pool finally, but it is during my work hours, weekly and quite frankly, I’m not sure I’m going to need it. I’m a little disappointed it took this long to get back to me.
My wife is due in 12 days with our little boy. I’m very excited and really hope I’ll be able to teach him how to ski, skate and shoot a puck when the time comes!
The only other update is that I seem to get tired at work around 3 in the afternoon and have been knocking off an hour early this week and continuing my work tasks later in the evening. I’m very lucky I have the flexibility at work to do this!