It's been 9 days and I'd say I'm almost back to normal. I've taken off the steri-strips since they didn't come off on their own. I've three very small, maybe 1/8 inch, incisions and one somewhat larger incision. Larger is relative, but compared to the others, it's huge at about a 1/2 inch. It also happens to be the one that is low down on the left in my groin and the one that also tends to hurt the most.
I've been up and about every day, granted I've been working from the couch most days. Last night we headed out to do a couple of errands including some groceries because that's one thing I know I can't do. Lifting anything with any kind of weight definitely causes some discomfort. V. pushed the cart and I led the way. We were almost done when I realized that I was hurting due to the pace I was leading us through the Great Canadian Superstore (one of our larger grocery stores). Keep in mind, I wasn't running or anything, just my normal pace, however, I've now realized that I am not up to that speed yet. :) Needless to say, I slowed down then. We had an (non-IF) appointment we had to go to this afternoon and I was definitely moving a bit more slowly today. I've also had more pain (more like a dull ache than actual pain) today, probably because of yesterday's adventure.
I'm hoping to get back into the office next week. Although I've been a passenger with V. in the truck, I haven't driven my car yet. I've got a 35-40 minute commute each morning on the 401 across Toronto. Not a drive I enjoy in my normal state, so I'm not sure how it's going to be next week. On top of that, I'm not sure yet if sitting at my desk for 8 hours is a reasonable expectation. I've made it clear to my manager (or more his manager) that I'm not sure how things are going to work next week. I've also made it clear that I won't be lifting anything for quite a while. Being in IT, it seems there's always some lifting of desktops and stuff. So I'll have to get the others in my group to do that or me if necessary.
That's it for now. Later.
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I know I don't have to say this, but I will anyway: Don't push it. Take your time healing and if that means an extra week off work, so be it.
*Nothing* is more important that having you feel 100% - not even our date night next Saturday! :oP
I hope you're back at your pain free best soon.
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