i seem to have a tough time keeping myself from overdoing. the good part is i. am better. people say how i heal quickly...but it is hard to see things that need doing( laundry, cooking, watering my green house garden) and still take rest breaks. today i am tired, so will rest. i feel ok, though. that is my miracle.
well, I'm 76 yrs old going on 40. fighting the creeping olds, which are creeping faster since this scary near death cardiac event. having to budget my energy to maintain a modicum of household normalcy and hoping i can get back to where i can ride my bike, run a weed whacker, a shovel in my garden. at this point, i feel like I'm just kidding myself. hopefully i can write again regularly, chronicling my recovery, and the inspirations that have. helped.
i guess i wonder if and when I'll ever see normal, and what kind of normal to even expect. am i actually officially "OLD"? my body has been traumatized to such an extent that i truly wonder what to expect.
how long til i feel non tired..non wore out.i know, patience. i have a delightful home health rn. she's really knowledgeable, having worked cardiac previously. and what's neat is we have a lot in common , friends and horses. so she boosts my morale every visit.
nope. not my old 6.9 idi ford f250. my whole heart, suddenly broke down and off i went to carson tahoe for emergency surgery. everyone was so good to me. the surgeon is a master in his field. i am so blessed, i did not drop dead.
but, oh boy, i spent 9 hours, on bypass, heart totally repaired. aortic valve replaced, mitral valve repaired, aortic aneurysm patched.
it has been 3 weeks post op. i am an impatient patient. so of course i sored myself up by overdoing. now, i have a routine, tylenol at night, protein powder and good food. fruits, vegees, lots of chicken. my crock pot is a Godsend.
that's about all for now. i am 76, a bicycle rider,( until i collapsed) and a horsewoman.
i can use feedback from y'all, get my nose out of Google. i promise to take care, now, walk, breathe, stop the anxiety. and exercise my brain cells everyday. i think i have pump head syndrome. i totally messed up an online pickup grocery order because i forgot how to nav the site.
thank you for bearing with me.