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27 February 2009 @ 08:32 am

Just a few days after having my fill I had these pictures taken.  As you can see I am beginning to 'use' some of that wrinkly skin and fill out a little.


I have more shape!!

TIRED (28 Feb 2009)

For the first 4 weeks after surgery I could barely do anything without getting tired.  It was very frustrating.  Especially in the 3rd and 4th week; I felt good, really good.  So I would make plans and go out; only for a few hours at a time.  But after that outing, I was would come home exhausted.   Just a few hours out and about and I was soo tired!  Most days all I need was to sit down and relax for a while, then I would feel better.  There were a few days when I must have over done it because I needed to take a nap when I got home.

I think, well I know, I did too much on day 14.  Two weeks post-op and I felt great!  I decided to meet a friend for coffee.  I drove myself; I was out for maybe a total of 4 hours.  We were sitting most of the time and walked around for a half hour or so.   When I got home I was exhausted.  I went up and slept for 3 or 4 hours.  Looking back now, it was too soon for me to be driving on my own.  I had to pull the chair really close to the steering wheel so I wouldn’t have to reach.  I think perhaps I should have had some one drive me.  I would not have been so tired.

I can say that between the 2nd and 3rd week is when I was really OK to drive on my own.  I would go out for small outings, never more than a few hours at a time.  I was never in any pain, but I came home tired every time.
This seemed to be the routine until just a few days ago.  In fact I would say almost 5 weeks to the day, is when I started feeling like most of my energy has returned.

Now I am due back at my work on Monday.  It will be 5 weeks and 2 days since my surgery.   I think to go back any sooner would have been difficult.  My mom reminded me that although I may feel well; my body has been working very hard in the back-round…. Healing.  

I feel ready.