I have been itching to go for a walk...my normal routine is 1.5 miles to 3 miles each morning. Not having done this in over a week, I was anxious to go for a stroll. Yes, a stroll because I know I do not have the stamina for my normal fast pace near jog.
Walking puts a strain on your stomach. Each step makes you feel the movement in your belly. Normally, this would be nothing, but after abdominal surgery, it is huge! I decided to go for it. I walked 5 houses down, then 6. I decided to do all 10 to the end of the block and return. Several were concerned this would be too much for me, but I wanted to do it. I wanted to try. The sky was bright blue with sun and crisp green from the horrific rain we had last night. As I neared the house upon my return, I knew that this took a lot of energy, but the accomplishment was worth the effort! I look forward to building my strength to the normal daily walk routine, but know it will take time. Today was one step towards that goal.
When I arrived back home, I went and sprawled out on the patio furniture in the backyard by the pool...exposing my incisions to the intense sun for some Vitamin D treatment. After a spell, I just let the heat penetrate through my black clothes, the warmth on my belly and legs felt wonderful! I so want to take care of myself to heal completely and I truly hope things continue to show signs of little bits of improvements daily as I believe I have seen the last few days. The pain in my right leg did not lessen after this and I plan on contacting the doctor tomorrow. It has been 3 days, something is not right, but I don't want to be alarmed, just observant, watchful and take precautions.