The staples are coming out tomorrow! I cannot wait. It's probably something super silly to be excited about but the staples are super itchy and pulling. I also get to stop taking my Lovenox shots (blood thinners)! Yes that is right I have to give myself two shots a day in the belly. My entire stomach is covered in black and blue marks from the self administered torture. I have small break downs every time I have to give myself a shot. Watching you stick your own body with a needle is a little crazy to me. Last night I totally lost it. Luckily Scott came to my rescue. Only two more shots.....
I'm super stoked to go to the doctor and find out my specific time line. While in the hospital, I felt like nobody necessarily provided any hard core time line or schedule for my recovery. It all seemed super subjective. And besides I was all doped up on drugs the whole time..... How am I supposed to remember it all? I'm the type of person that likes to have a set schedule. I need a time line to give me hope of when I can return to my love of swimming, biking, and running.
I'm feeling better like I posted previously and have figured out how to get around with one crutch. Being on crutches makes it nearly impossible to do anything that requires your hands: like making dinner, carrying a book, or even taking and getting into the shower. The one crutch method at least gives me a hand to use. I'm probably pushing it more than I should be which is supposedly touch down weight bearing. But it doesn't hurt then why not? I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
I'm so anxious to start doing something. I feel like now all I do is study and that I need to pick up a new hobby for three months. This is the first time in my life I've not been able to workout or train for an extended period. Maybe I'll start reading more books or maybe blogging more? I don't know but I am open to suggestions.
Hopefully tomorrow goes well :) Good luck to anyone that is racing this weekend in the Just a Short Run Half : )