Happy Monday Morning everyone! Indeed, it is the start of a new week – Sundays do not count – and I am officially 5 days out of surgery. There has not been much of a change but I am attempting to do minor PT exercises to get my knee movin’ a little! Say hello to flexing quad muscles and squeezes. What a workout, right?!
Although I’ve been doing pretty much nothing the last few days, I’ll try to point out some marvelous moments and find things in not-so-marvelous moments.
Marvelous is… painting your nails. Say hello to Manicure #1 of this recovery process. Btw, I bought Sally Hansen’s No Chip polish. Lets just say instead of chipping in one day it managed to last three days. What a step up!
Marvelous is… Chobani bites. These little bundles of joy are full of flavor and amazing. I can totally tell they are made with 1.5% milk but I can tolerate it. I like the flavors enough to get through the milky taste! I’m such a skim milk girl, born and raised.
Marvelous is… FREE DUNKIN’ DONUTS COFFEE TODAY!!! I am not a fan of ice coffee – I know, please put your daggers away – but if it’s free, you better believe I’m getting me some free coffee!
Marvelous is… my puppy who continues to be needier than ever! Good thing we balance each other out. 🙂
Marvelous is… unwrapping my knee and being able to shower after 3 days. I won’t even try to explain how greasy my hair looked or how many times I evacuated my family from the living room. Not only did I not shower but I decided to stay in the same clothes as well. If you’re already dirty might as well go big or go home, right…?!
Marvelous is… my mother taking care of me on a not-so-marvelous day. Remember when I said I wasn’t feeling well? I had a reaction to my spinal anesthesia for the second time and spent the entire day throwing up in a bucket with Elmo looking at me like, “Why are you throwing up blueberries and whole puffins? Don’t you chew your food”?! I didn’t move from my couch from 8:30 until 5:30 – and I only got up to pee. Spinal anesthesia head-aches are known to be the worst headaches you can get and I understand why now. It was terrible. I don’t know what I’m going to do when pregnancy comes – but I guess I’ll worry about it later. Spinal anesthesia – 2, Lauren – 0. Thankfully, my mommy bought me Diet Canada Dry and saltines. Love her.
As you can see, I have not been doing very much. My left knee is really starting to scare me and I’m not really sure if I pulled a muscle/ligament or what is going on. Needless to say, tears from being sick and this whole nonsense has sent me into an emotional loop. Still going strong though. I just keep hoping tomorrow will be a brighter day.
What are your go-to foods/beverages when you have a tummy flu?
Definitely Ginger Ale and crackers/toast.
Who is getting free DD today?!
My mom works for a newspaper so we hoard these coupons. We have about 50. Oops.