I had my consult with the surgeon yesterday. She answered a lot of questions, we talked about risk factors for complications (not as good as I hoped because of the CKD and family history of clotting...but not horrible either, and she does about 100 of these ops a year, so she knows what she's doing) The other main points I gleaned from her are that 1) since I did have some issues with the last labs, I have to have current PAP smear results etc before the surgery, and she would arrange an expedited appointment so it could be done ASAP. 2)The surgery will be scheduled approximately two to two-and-a-half weeks from now, (I'll have a little time to get settled in somewhere else) and 3) that I could 'continue' doing ab workouts until then to strengthen my weakened abdominal walls...OMG, LOL
Most of the time, simple cardio things like walking are more complicated than just going and doing it-- I feel like I'm wearing a steel corset around my ribs, a feeling that rarely goes away... and the ab workouts are often a NIGHTMARE for me-- my ribs and abs are the muscles most often targeted by my FMS flareups, which can be triggered by doing too much.
When you have a limited time to meet this kind of challenge, how do you draw the line between enough to do any good, and too much? A question I've been working on for a few years now! LOL
Did I say it was going to be an interesting ride? LOL
I LOVE the trackers, but it was only today as I was setting up a new ab workout schedule, that I discovered I could actually print out a check list for the week! I find something new and wonderful every time I log in at SP-- this one is going to be SO good, since I don't always have access to the computer to keep track while I am DOING-- it's going to help me stay accountable to myself! LOL
I was taught to always plan ahead. I do that... and SP is a great tool for that as well as keeping on track with your plans. But...
I have been learning--and RE-learning! LOL-- that my plan brings me to where ever I am, and what I do with the moment I am in is the only thing that counts.
Meditating on and/or visualizing your goals are key steps in achieving anything, but living in the past or spending too much time visualizing the future doesn't get things DONE, or take me anywhere.
Now is where joy lives!
I'm dealing with some pain and other physical issues today, and I'm going to be very busy. And I'm going to savor it, one moment at a time, starting now! LOL