So, week 4. One month tomorrow since the surgery. This is the week I was supposed to look out for the worst of the mood swings and emotional roller coaster feelings. So far so good. None of that side-effect has reared its ugly head with me. Even Diane says she has not noticed any nasty moodiness on my part. I guess that is one of the positives. Can't imagine feeling that way on top of the soreness and isolation of being home-bound for so long. That feeling of boredom and isolation is actually the worst for me. With the cold weather it is hard to get outside for even short periods. I try to keep my days filled with different activities, but even so, the knowledge I am stuck inside is tough.
Walking is getting much easier, when I can get out. Diane and I went for a two hour walk one nice day, then another day we went to Planet Fitness for an hour. I used the treadmill and a recumbent bike. I will be able to start cardiac rehab on Jan. 14 so that should be interesting to see what they want me to do. To help keep me occupied, I am also now learning how to tie balloon animals. This will come in handy with an new program we will do at the museum this year. At this time, I can, sort of, tie a dog, giraffe, flower, T-rex, and Stegosaurus. I still need lots of practice, but it is fun to learn. The real trick to it all is keeping my mind occupied so I don't go stir crazy. A person can only watch so many movies. Each day I try to mix things up a bit and do something different just to keep it interesting. Can't wait until I can start to drive again.