June 7th, 2013


Post Surgery Update June

I gained about eight pounds, and lost them again.  I got through the end of the school year, and all the kids welcomed me back, and that was very nice.  Steps at school were wicked, though, and I tend to stay on one floor when I go places, because they wipe me out big time.

I'm doing mild exercises now, cleared by my surgeon.  I swim a bit, albeit much slower than before.  A distance that took me 20 minutes before now takes me 50 minutes to do.  I walk still.  I can even do uphill slopes now!  If they aren't very steep.  And, I'm doing WiiFit again.  It's really easy to tell that I am weaker - my previous balance and strength scores were in the 80s and 90s, and now they're in the 40s.  And in Yoga, the little red dot is all OVER the place for the standing still parts.  And we're talking standing still and breathing, not even one leg poses, either!  This will let me improve, and see just how much more I'm improving, though.  I have energy, just not a lot of fitness.  This will change!  I must get in shape so I can sign the Pegasus concert by October!

I have not yet gotten back on my bike, but I intend to do so soon.  I have to tune it up a bit, first.  Air in the tires, chain checks, and so on.  I'm looking forward to the bike trail now that more of it is open!