Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Yesterday ended up being a much bigger deal than I expected. DH needed surgery to repair a minor hernia and to remove a couple of lumpy masses from his right thigh. The masses have been there nearly a decade, so we don't think they're anything serious, but the doctor is sending them off for analysis anyway.

The surgery should have been really minor, and I suppose it wasn't on the scale of a hysterectomy or something. The recovery really tore him up, though. The hospital wouldn't let him leave until he peed. And five hours after waking from the surgery, he still couldn't go. Even worse, the nurses insisted that he walk to the toilet, and it took him at least three hours from the first attempt to stand to successfully walk a grand total of maybe 30 feet.

Every time he stood, dizziness set in, and we'd have to hold him up while he drooled into a barf bag. Poor baby. At 7:00, they moved him from day surgery recovery to a room upstairs, and half an hour later, I left to eat dinner. About 8:30, he called to announce his successful urination. I've never felt so proud.

Meanwhile, my friend Hannah took Burgundy to her Joseph rehearsal at the church, and both girls took care of getting their own dinner. Mark and I finally made it home around 9:30, and I put him straight into the bed, where he is right now.

On a completely different note, today is day 1 of the 3rd week of the Couch to 5K program. For the first time, I'm well and truly intimidated. For week 1, we had to run 60 seconds and walk 90 seconds. Easy peasy. For week 2, we had to run 90 seconds, and walk 2 minutes. I'm sure we couldn't have done week 2 without first running week 1, but it still didn't strike fear into my thighs. However, I feel totally unprepared for week 3. First up, as soon as the 5 minute warm up ends, we have to run 3 minutes, then walk 3 minutes.



Seriously. Three minutes? I can barely knit for three minutes. I don't have that kind of attention span. My legs don't have that kind of attention span.

We're going to do it today, and if we finish and want to die a horrible death, we'll spend the rest of week 3 repeating week 2. Burgundy had a horrible stitch about halfway through the third run of week 2, so I'm a little worried about her starting up week 3, but I think it's just a training thing.


  1. You can totally do this Ms Lily...glad to hear DH is on the mend. My HH (hunky hubby as I call him) had a kidney stone a couple of years ago. I understand...

  2. I hope your husband has a smooth recovery!

    I'm sure you can do three minutes. Just remember, it's mind over matter :)