Thursday workout: 2 mile run, 1 hour 5 minutes on elliptical
It’s 12:30 pm, I am post call and have to work again tonight, I just got done working out, and here I am sitting on my couch drinking beer and eating pretzels with mustard. What the heck is wrong with me? Must be the German in me. haha. Although I honestly don’t normally crave pretzels, mustard and beer. I was actually craving a white wine, but was too lazy to go back out and buy some. Too bad there are no local wine/beer delivery services.
I think I am just nervous about tomorrow. I really shouldn’t be, though. The surgery I am having is a super minor, 1 and a half hour procedure for my sinuses…hardly anything to worry about compared to the much more complex surgeries other people have done. I think I am just anxious because this all happened so fast, without much time for me to think things through. I literally walked into my doctors office a week ago today annoyed that I was probably going to get scoped again and have to shell out another $300 out of pocket, and walked out of the office some 40 minutes later having planned surgery for the following Friday (tomorrow). I keep thinking, should I have tried another round of antibiotics and prednisone? I mean, I’m already feeling better having taken just one dose of prednisone. Maybe I should have waited a little longer before deciding on surgery.
On the flip side, though, I keep having to remind myself that I dealt with EIGHT sinus flare ups this year (or something like that….I lost count) despite antibiotics and bursts of prednisone, and I felt pretty awful during these acute flare ups. That’s not normal, and even in between acute flare ups when I felt “normal”, I was still having symptoms, at least according to my mom, who said I was coughing non-stop throughout the night when I was on vacation with them. Plus, the CT I had done last week did look pretty awful. **Sigh** I am just not someone comfortable with making such big decisions quickly. I didn’t really have a choice, though, between my schedule and my surgeon’s schedule. I mean, I’m literally fitting this in immediately after my night shift tonight. There was just no other choice. Thankfully the operating rooms are a convenient 5 minute walk from the ER reading room.
Anyways, sorry to whine/complain….I’m not looking for sympathy or “good luck tomorrow!” responses…seriously, please, none of that….I’m just a little uneasy, which I suspect any person would be the day before a surgery, and when I am stressed, my outlets tend to be working out or writing.
On a lighter note, I ran this morning, and it felt GREAT!! I taped up my heel/arch before heading over to the gym, and I experienced no pain during and after my run. Granted, I only ran two miles, but still, it’s a start : ) I felt like I could’ve ran forever, but I figured I oughta start out with low mileage. I’m hoping after this forced two week rest from my surgery I will be able to start working on building the running back up. Can’t wait!
I saw this on a friend’s facebook timeline and thought it was funny : )