Back to reality

Blog Post created by SaraCorinne on Oct 1, 2018

Today is the last day of my vacation.  This vacation was scheduled back in March.  I always take the week that our wedding anniversary is in.  Gary and I went out for prime rib last night!  I got a lot done around the house in preparance for my knee replacement surgery on the 10th.  Found a walker at Goodwill for $9.99, they cost $25.00 to rent.  Did a LOT of walking Monday and I'm still paying for it.  I go back to work tomorrow but only have to work 5 days then I'm off for surgery.  I took extra time off before to make sure everything was done and ready.  I'm glad I quit smoking because don't think, for one moment, that I wouldn't have shuffled to the back porch with my walker to puff away.  It'll also make my hospital stay easier since I won't be jonesing for a smoke.  I have 11 exercises that I have to do after surgery.  The nurse suggested we start them early to build up muscle.  I started yesterday and I'M SOOOOO SORE!  I have to do each exercise 20 times each and some I have to do twice since I'm having both knees done.  Please pray for my husband.  I'm a handful on an everyday basis let alone quitting smoking AND major surgery.  On a happy note, I found out he quit smoking cigars too!  I've been so focused on ME that I didn't even notice.  I did notice the car did reek anymore but figured he quit smoking in there because I grumbled about the lingering smell.  He said it didn't seem fair for him to keep smoking while I was quitting.  I have been smokefree for 44 days!  I feel better already!  I can breathe deeper, the wheezing is all but gone and I no longer cough for the first 30 minutes of the morning.  I used to cough and spit for 30 minutes, gasping for breath only to light up the second I was done.....  I'm still learning to deal with all my emotions which is proving to be JUST as hard as quitting smoking!  I buried my emotions in a cloud of smoke......