Day 3 post face surgery and I'm feeling better. Wednesday was rough. I couldn't believe how much my face hurt. To be fair, I didn't know how big the cut was. For whatever reason I thought it was just going to be this little cut and didn't anticipate it being that painful... So when I really did waste the whole day Wednesday laying around and watching Breaking Bad (finished the whole series- true story), I sort of felt like I was being a wimp about it all. Like Oh woe is me my face hurts... I'm not really one who is much into drugs but I tell ya I would have taken some prescription pain meds that day had I had any available to me.
Thursday it still hurt quite a bit, but less than Wednesday. I was instructed to remove/replace the bandage on Thursday and when I did, it was like some sort of validation that I wasn't really being a wimp on Wednesday. I mean, it was a legit cut.
Today (Friday) it feels significantly better. Like the stinging pain of a deep cut is mostly gone and I can smile (and even laugh!) without wincing. Have you ever gone 2 full days without smiling? That is no way to live, I'll tell you that. I'm glad to be able to smile again. :)
No swim bike or run yet but I did walk Maia down to the park this morning and resumed my park bench routine. I've been working on my bench pistol squats and on Tuesday I managed to do 3 with my right leg but couldn't do any (unassisted) with my left leg. I did them with a slight assist though (by touching foot to ground to help me push back up) and figured if I kept chipping away eventually I would get it. It didn't actually take very long at all b/c I did 3 unassisted ones this morning both legs! All the way down, all the way up, not touching the ground with my foot and not touching anything with my hands. It was a super proud moment!
I took Maia for a bit of a hike today. We went about 35min and it was hilly enough that even just walking got my HR up probably to ~130 and it felt good to move. Once Maia figured out where we were going she was a tail wagging machine. She's been as bored as me sitting around the last few days.