30 March 2012

Doc Follow-Up

Well, today was the two week post-surgery follow-up appt. And the doc (resident) was pleased with the swelling that has started to go down, and the healing that is happening on the hip incision and the neck. However, (BIG FAT COMMA) he said they'll see me in FOUR weeks.

Read that as: not getting cut free until four weeks from now. As opposed to the hopeful 2 weeks from now (4wks post surgery) as I was dreaming for.

*sigh*

I am grateful that the healing is going well. We'll know by end of six weeks if the graft took. And the doc was pleased with my juicing that I've picked up, he said he wished all his patients would do it.

So I suppose it gives me an additional two weeks of juicing + healthy choices to perhaps get down to my goal weight, 140lbs (which is 15lbs from now). We'll see. 145lbs would be pretty sweet.

But the cool thing is that I am cleared (by the doc, not the physical therapist) to do walking/low impact walking up to my tolerance. Sweet. And I can go in a pool (water jogging, don't think I can do laps yet-movement of neck not there), and I can take a bath.

Funny story- when scheduling my followup, the nurse was like, "Okay, a month from now- April 30th." I responded with, "Um he did say 4 weeks, how about Fri the 27th?" Seriously lady. It's bad enough to be wired shut for 6 weeks... and then I already add 2 days to that since my surgery was on a Wed and I'll be cut free on Friday... AND then you want to add TWO MORE days to that?!?! And make me wait til Monday!?! PFFFT. Silly lady.

Thankfully the appt is for the 27th. :)

It's late. Time for sleep. Night night. :D

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