Three weeks later

I can’t believe it has been three weeks since my surgery. It’s one of those scenarios where it seems like yesterday and forever-ago at the same time. I’m amazed at the progress I’ve made over the past 21 days. It’s been good, it’s been bad, I’ve taken steps forward and few back, but all in all, I still feel that we made the right decision.

Today has actually been a little bit of a difficult day. It actually started over the weekend, some joint pain started creeping back in. It hasn’t been unbearable, but it has me a little worried. That was the thing that really pushed be over the edge and made up my mind to have the surgery. And this evening, I’ve been feeling somewhat light-headed. I’m actually hoping this blog post makes sense at the end, because my head is still spinning a little.

But at this point, I’m pretty much able to carry on a normal life. I’ve been able to drive and feeling good enough to spend the day out with family and friends. I do still notice that I tire easier than others, but I think that will come back as I continue to recover. Jarrod and I took a walk today with Rylie, and I had to turn us back early because I was wearing down quickly. Plus, the fact that it was nearly 90-degrees out today didn’t help.

I actually am headed back to UNC tomorrow to have my first follow-up appointment since leaving the hospital. I’m anxious to talk to the surgeon and see what he has to say about my activity level and all of that. I’ll be sure to update on how things go, but for now, I think it’s time to sign off. I think I need to take it easy for the rest of the night.

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