Monday, July 2, 2012

Entering week 2...

I am a Scorpio.

Now, I know that many folks put no credence in things like astro-signs, but let me give you a wee bit of insight into why this label so completely describes me. So completely, in fact that the total sum of this blog could be, "I am a Scorpio", and it would make absolute sense.

Ready?

 Scorpio attributes: extreme loyalty, stubborn, motivated, passionate, stubborn, tendency toward over-achievinment, stubborn, intense, stubborn... Are you getting a clearer picture? I will tell you something else about me: I have trouble saying no... This is directly related to my extreme loyalty. So, when my job asks me to do many, many hours of computer work while I am recovering from surgery... Guess what I do? And when that same job asks me to do more work, at the office, guess what I do?

Let's recap... Surgery Friday. Monday and Tuesday I do light Internet based work. Wednesday, two of my bosses contact me with large amounts of work which have me, because I can't say no, hunched over my keyboard for three days. Let me assure you this is the wrong physical position for quality recovery. Indeed, I managed to reopen my lower incision in a couple places. But does this stop me from going in to the office today, and promising to be back tomorrow? Oy! Oh, and did I mention that I also went grocery shopping and did food prep on Sunday? Can you say "Scorpio"? I think my husband might strangle me, so let's keep this to ourselves, shall we? I am back in my chair, feet up, sucking down water and contemplating a pain pill. See? Good behavior. Don't tell on me! :-) 

Now does it make sense? All I had to say was "I am a Scorpio." Lol!!

6 comments:

  1. Rest, rest, rest......think of all the money you could be wasting if you don't let it heal properly!!! :) Or that your results may not be as you had hoped because of reopened stitches. I am with hubby on this one, get some rest and let your body heal. There will be plenty of time to do everything else later.

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    1. I know, you're right. It makes me physically sick to think of it. Oy!!! Thanks!! :-)

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  2. Chelle, This doesn't surprise me at all...you are an over achiever and so motivated. I worry to you may be hindering your healing process...it really is too soon to do all that you are doing...listen to your hubs!!!

    I hope you do an overview with pics of your experience...I so want to do this and my reservation is more about the surgery and recovery...I can swing the cost. I'm like you and have a hard time sitting still and the idea of not working out for 6 weeks makes me crazy.

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    1. I will be very honest with you - education is your best friend. Know what the surgery will do to your body and you won't be freaked by it. My hubby didn't really listen when I told him what to expect and he WIGGED out when he saw the bruising. We've taken a few pics along the way, and I will share them when it's all said and done. The being "still" is indeed difficult. I can't begin to tell you how difficult, lol. But, seeing results, so quick and so obvious... makes it all worth it. I can finally see the body I've worked so hard all these years to make!!

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  3. You seem to be moving around more fluidly than other people I read about going through recovery. Are you still in pain??? What at this point other than being still has been the most difficult??? So happy to hear you're happy with what you are seeing...you so deserve it. I know my little flab/roll makes me crazy especially how much I train and all my other body parts are defined!

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    1. I am definitely more mobile than others I've spoken to who had the same procedures. I credit my clean eating and my supplementation. My doctor set me up on a special set of nutrients - vitamins/minerals/phyto-nutrients to get me ready for surgery and recover from surgery; he also was very specific about my diet, eliminating anything that could effect blood clotting or complicate anesthesia. I do have some pain, minor, where the lower incision is - the breasts are doing great, incisions are healed and I'm doing the daily massages. The lower incision is healing very fast, I just have some residual soreness. Oh - and sneezing is still not advised, though it is not the traumatic experience it was a week ago ;-) What at this point, other than being still has been the most difficult? I think it would have to be the hyper-sensitivity of my nipples and lower incision. After my research and talking to other women, I expected numbness for quite some time, but in fact, I never lost sensation in my nipples. This week I have actually been hypersensitive across that low incision and around my nipples. It's just part of the healing process and will fade, my doctor tells me, but it tends to hit me at bedtime, and it's pretty intense.

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