Saturday, May 14, 2011

Still recovering

I don't know what I expected.

Hmm, no, wait, I do.

I expected to have surgery Thursday, rest on Friday and then bound out of bed today with energy I haven't had in years.

Naturally, my body has rebelled, and I wound up with a case of post-operative myalgia, which is most common among fibromyalgia patients like myself. Fibromyalgia is part of my life, but I try not to let it define who I am. It does, however, keep me from doing a lot of things I wish I could do. It's a big reason why I study online instead of in a classroom. I don't like it when it interferes with my plans, even if plans are as mundane as cleaning out my closet, a task that is long overdue in this house.

A prescription for a muscle relaxant is helping, as is a daily dose of resveratrol. I think that for two days out from cancer surgery, though, I'm probably doing pretty well. Next goal: attend church tomorrow. I feel confident I can do that, even if I can only stand for a little while. Then on Monday we register for fall quarter (!!! I know !!!) classes. I start summer quarter in late June, so I still have a break after dropping my spring quarter classes.

I'm grateful for the followers I've gained in the past couple of days, and I really look forward to getting to know you. I try to follow back, but if I missed you, please give me a shout and remind me. I am, after all, on pain killers and muscle relaxants! hee hee

Seriously, it's great to be back blogging, even if I feel like a newbie all over again! Thank you all for your good wishes. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

Walk in beauty,
Cinderella xoxo