Hey everyone! Well I'm back in a fashion with tons of stories to tell but not enough umpff yet to do them justice...
A brief summary: I had the works (I don't recommmend doing it all at once talk about feeling like a train wreck) Lower Body Lift (very very swollen think Stay Puft Marshmallow Man), BL/BA (I'm happy to see those girls again), and Arm Lift (not nearly as bad as I thought it would be). This LBL is intense!!! Franken Barbie is an understandment OMG!?! and I have some fluid gathering at one elbow ewww.
Quick story: I ask my Dr. on my post surgery follow-up appointment about the swelling and he tells me "it's normal and will eventually go down" and then I ask "Well Dr. is there a better sitting or sleeping position that would be less painful and better for the swelling?" His answer: "Michelle with the amount of work you had done the only good position for you would be on your face, sorry." LOL.
I had a longer than normal ride home due to the wildfires so a 1-1/2 hour ride became a 5 hour trip as every freeway, street, and darn bike path was closed. I'm wiped today but happy to be home to finish healing. My prayers go to all my local friends that are displaced. I'm luckily just north of one of the big ones and south of another so aside from lots of smoke and ash we are just fine.
Thank you so much for all the prayers, emails, PM's, text and phone messages I am so blessed to have you all in my life. It kept me going in those what the hell did I do to my body moments and I had a few... I may not get to respond for awhile but I have read them all. Thank you.
Please excuse the spotty blogging in the next couple of weeks... I will attempt to do a post everyday or two. I have tons to share about the experience. For those who hang out for recipes I'll be posting a few of those too...
I actually did make myself the Best Breakfast Ever this morning so I'm sure I won't be out of the kitchen for long.
Highlights of the week:
* I can wipe my own butt
* Awesome support of family and friends
* Did I mention that I can wipe my own butt?
Listening to: "Three Little Birds" Bob Marley & The Wailers