Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Day 29

I had my first workout at the gym today. I took it easy, not knowing what to expect but it went really well. I spent 35 minutes on the bike, pretty low resistance. My hip complained for the first 10 minutes or so and then behaved well until the last 5 minutes... I will go back tomorrow, depending on how it feels in the morning.

I am so grateful to be a month out of surgery today - a GIANT heat wave has hit Western Washington, and I can't imagine trying to recover in the oppressing heat - we're talking triple digits! Luckily, since I'm feeling SO much better I'm really enjoying our little tropical heat wave!

I'm still suffering from overdoing it yesterday, so I need to keep that in mind when I go back to Starbucks next week. I'm a talker - and this whole process has been quite frustrating not being able to talk or be understood well. As the swelling has gone down my speech has REALLY improved, but it's still muffled and slurred, especially when I'm tired or sore.


Melinda said...

maybe you talk at closer to normal speed now...instead of that superfast-shelton talk you and Melissa have...:)

chris k said...

I've found that if you preface conversations (mostly and especially phone conversations) with "I'm wired shut I apologize if I'm unclear" that people are totally reasonable. And yeah, you have to slow down and be very deliberate with your speech. Kudos on the gym though!