Thankfully, today has been a much better day! It all began when Jimmy took me to the doctor this morning, and the nurse promptly removed my drains. I still felt pretty poorly when we arrived, but by the time we got home (via a trip to the vet for some flea products for our cats--yuk!), I felt somewhat better. Worn out and nauseous, but much better. I took a one hour nap and then Hallelujah!! I took a shower! I needed another nap after that, but I pressed on.
My doctor assured me that I was healing just fine, and that I needed to get up and around more. I told him how yukky I had felt for the last week, and how I wanted to sleep all day. He recommended that I get up each morning and try to keep going with my daily routine (with some restrictions of course), and then take an hour and a half rest after lunch. He felt like that way I would be revived enough to make it to bedtime. He also reminded me that I will get stronger each day. So I took his advice and after lunch I rested again before taking the children to cross country practice today. Yes--I drove!
It felt really good to get out of the house and visit with some of my friends. It was very tiring, but it was worth it for my sanity. I came home to a delicious supper prepared by one of my dear friends, Pam. It is now 9:00, and I am ready for bed! I hope I have not overdone it today.
More good news: my doctor said that I could begin walking as much as I felt up to beginning tomorrow, and then two weeks later I can begin running! I am still not sure how all of this walking and not running for 2 more weeks is going to fit into my marathon training, but I am determined to complete the St. Jude Half Marathon on December 1. My time goal is to finish in time to see Jimmy cross the finish line after running the full marathon. Surely I can do that!