Fun for Me on the Old DL

What a huge thing to be forbidden trips to the Y, though I have devised this home workout you see on the left. (Yup that’s me in the red fur and sure the knots were a little hard to get right but it all works great now.) And wow are the days deliciously long with no Y-trip to schedule into the old workday! Plus it’s really quieted me down to be sittin’ on the bench here with an incision that looks like what you see stitched into a football, only uglier; a wound you have to tend every day, unwrap and air out and poke with a Vaseline-daubed Q-tip and all.

And so much for shorts and skirts with a dressing on my leg the size of a dinner napkin. I’m in so many pairs of jeans and long hippie dresses it feels like the 70s again. 🙂

Also I’m catching up on my sleep. I was in the bed ‘til ‘til 7:30 yesterday morning, a record for me. I did get up at 4am and make a quick tour of the house making improvements but that’s only because the leg hurts just enough to keep me in light-sleep mode.

I figure I might try eating less since I can’t exercise. When I was on the table and the surgeon was  wrapping my leg with a super-tight Ace bandage I said “I heard when you have liposuction they put you in this all-over bandage for a whole month while your tissues get over the shock of being Hoovered half to death, did you know that?”

She glanced up from her bandage winding to give me a bland noncommittal look. “I did know that. We do that here.”

Only then did realize I was actually ON the cosmetic surgery floor of this famous hospital just because everybody just assumes the sky will fall if they they have a regular scar, even on their lower leg where no one is ever going to notice it. Who knew I’d be  in the cosmetic surgery unit? I mean it’s not like I’m Tina Fey after having her cheek slashed by some crazy guy that’s for sure.

So I’m thinking hmmm …. Diet and exercise? Or the sucky thing and the body bandage after?  Diet and exercise or the sucky thing? It’s tempting to go with the latter but I figure with my home workout here and a little of what Jennifer Hudson and my WW pals call tracking I‘ll be ready for my close-up in no time  – from the knees up anyway. 

2 thoughts on “Fun for Me on the Old DL

  1. I am making a collection of the things doctors say. Recently I had a very ugly squamous cell carcinoma removed from my face. It took only three weeks to grow from nothing to something. As the doctor approached me with scalpel and blow torch in hand, I said, “Is this going to leave a scar – how is it going to look?” He said, “Well, it’s going to look better than it does now.”

  2. nice guy! Talk about Give it to me straight doc! But they do say oncologists are always surprised when people ask about their hair and if they will lose it. Maybe we just can’t see absorb the frightening fact of cancer right away, so that our HAIR seems like the great loss ..

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