I’ve a few messages from people asking how I am after my operation. Thought i’d post a little update. I had a nice unexpected gift from work colleagues today as my recovery hits the halfway point. 6 weeks in from my 12 weeks off.
In honesty, I think i’m a little behind where I should be for halfway. Still with bruising and swelling on my leg and feeling tired in afternoons especially. Occasionally, I hear the wires in my breastplate clicking together, reminding me, my bones haven’t yet fused back together. My insides are still healing, so I sometimes feel sick after eating.., but thankfully that is becoming less frequent and there are also lots of positives.
I’m now able to walk good distances again and the pain of scars on my leg and chest is gone. I’m off painkillers. My scars are thin, neat and thankfully never got infected, healing nicely. I can sleep on my side again. My breathlessness is improving the further I get from my surgery and I’m feeling stronger to do more things at home and in the garden. Looking forward to gently swimming again next month. I have good support of friends and family all around me and enjoyed some emails and letters from people asking after me. It’s most appreciated. I’m taking it easy as advised, found my creative mojo again in writing and research ….and not thought about work even once since 18th Feb.
Slow and steady.