This morning was my follow-up with the surgeon. He took off my steri-strips, told me the incision and everything is looking good (though I personally think it looks kinda weird right now), and told me I have no restrictions. He also said that the lightheaded feeling and a couple of other side effects may or may not be because of the anesthesia. Some people are pretty sensitive to it, but that should go away. I also still have to play it safe, of course, and pay attention. For instance, I know because of the strain I feel at the main incision site that I have to be careful about lifting things. And I still feel like I tire easily, but I think that will probably get better as I increase activity (lazy begets lazy) and still heal. Healing is tiring! My body is still probably looking for it’s gallbladder every now and then.
Today will be the third day this week that I’ve gone out walking. I did a teeny tiny bit of jogging yesterday. I mean teeny tiny and that was enough. Hopefully today, I’ll get going a little bit more. I am anxious to get my Couch-to-5k progress back on track. I know I still have a lot of work to do before I do the 5k in February.
So what would a beginning runner do with herself when she can’t train? Read. Here’s what I’ve been getting into the past week and a half:
HuffPo Countdown to the NYC Marathon by Emily Faherty
Post-gallbladder surgery running discussion here.