So with each passing day I feel stronger, healthier and more able to return to normal life. Then I attempt to do so and something happens that just smacks me in the face and says “no sorry you are weak”. I am 4 weeks out of surgery, home for three. I don’t know what I expected and I have nothing really to judge against. I feel like I should be fully functioning (not at the gym or carrying heavy items but normal life)…am I wrong?
SO what was the most recent slap you ask? I have still been sleeping in the bed Frank had moved to the family room with several pillows behind my back (so basically a 45 degree angle roughly) and one on each side under my arms to keep me from attempting to roll over. I still do not find the steps comfortable so I try to keep them limited. Frank came home from New York so I went upstairs with him to talk while he unpacked. I sat on the bed and took the pillows to place under my arms to see how much room I would take on the bed seeing if I could start to sleep back in my own room, bed with my husband. Since I had put the pillows down to be by my sides there were none behind me so when I went to lay down I dropped like a rock. I could not hold myself up at all and then to add insult to injury I laid there like a freaking turtle on it’s back and could not get up, stuck and on the verge of tears! WTF!
I need help…to my blog friends, IS this normal, I mean am I progressing normally? Am I behind? Am I crazy? DO I need to chill out?
I can’t stand this! I mean I knew I would not be ready for the olympic team but I did not think that at the 4 week mark I would still be stuck trying to rise from a simple flat position.