So I have been doing some internet research, and seeing as I am in week 3 of my post umbilical hernia surgery I should be able to start light running. I need it, I miss it, I’m shocked I’m saying it.
It is funny how quickly you can miss something once a routine has been broken. I found I was just getting to the point in my running where I was feeling empowered and starting to see some results from the activity. Then my surgery got scheduled sooner than I expected. I’ve recovered like a champ though. I was back at work within 7 days, and away on vacation within 10. I have no pain, but need to watch that I don’t over do things. Running should be fine, provided I take a slower pace.
There are some pretty awesome things about having this surgery though.
- For the first time in my life I have a real innie belly button. (I can now realize my dream of becoming a swimsuit model, because I’m sure the belly button was my only barrier)
- I don’t cringe with pain if one of the cats or dogs accidentally touches my belly button
- I have a Dr.’s note that says I can’t do housework or laundry for 4 weeks! (I think this is my personal favourite)
R has been wonderful since my surgery. On vacation he carried all of the luggage (I am not to lift more than 10 lbs) and he asks me numerous times a day how my tummy is. He has also kept up with the housework, and I have allowed it. I will admit though, I had to take over the folding duty of the laundry. He just doesn’t do it properly.
So today I am going to get back on the treadmill and get moving again.
Where there is a will there is a way!