I had every intention of getting up early to get my boys off to school. I woke the first one for his shower and crawled back into bed. I didn't wake up until over 2 hours later - after CME had gotten up and made sure they got where they needed to be. I am so incredibly blessed to have him!
I must have needed the extra sleep. I didn't sleep well the night before. A lot of tossing and turning and up and down. Took a jaunt out to Lowe's with CME to get a few things for around the house. We parked in the back of the parking lot and walked around quite a bit. No, it wasn't a fast-paced walk, but any walking is better than none. I'm still finding myself getting weak after what I consider little things. The heat in the kitchen while I was trying to help make the family dinner made me almost queasy. I feel like my heart beats extra hard after even some of the smallest activities. I found a few gastric bypass forums and it looks like it's normal, but I guess I wasn't expecting it.
Food/fluid intake was much better yesterday. Partly because I listened to CME and took some Gas-X strips which relieved a lot of the "pressure" I was feeling. [He's so smart.] I think the other part of it was that I had more time over the day. I'm a bit worried about today because of already getting a late start. We'll see how it goes.
I received a call from the company that manages our short term disability. I was shocked to hear the representative say that I've been approved to be out 4-6 weeks which puts me on STD through June 24! It got my mind swirling. Seriously. I can't be out that long. The final changes for my department happen June 1. After that time, it's just down to 2 of us and my co-worker has already planned (and paid for) a Florida vacation the second week of June. Plus, I have my own "vacation" planned for July... Though emotionally and physically I think it would be nice to have the extra time off to be able to heal in both those ways, I just don't see how I can do that. I want to call my boss because I know that as soon as I was notified, so was he. I'm not sure I have the energy to do that today or not. I've got a follow-up appt with surgeon on Monday. I guess I can discuss more with him at that time.
I'm going to go shower and get things moving today. Some good quiet time for prayer is needed!
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14