Since I came home from the hospital I have left my house exactly four times.
- Sunday I went to the library for about half an hour.
- Monday morning I had the job interview.
- Monday afternoon I had my RE appointment.
- Yesterday afternoon I had a meeting with the members of my quartet.
Each one of those outings has left me absolutely exhausted, aching, and nauseous. I keep thinking I’m doing better, but then I have to spend a whole day in bed. Again.
I think my husband is starting to get impatient for me to get out and around. He keeps wanting to go to the movies or out to a show (Fringe Festival is this week). I just don’t want to move an inch if I don’t have to!
It’s been 16 days since the surgery and my pain level is definitely OK (manageable with ibuprofen); it’s the fatigue and the nausea I’m having trouble with now. I haven’t eaten much all week.
I am getting worried about going back to work on the 9th: if I can’t even cope with sitting in a coffee shop for 2 hours (yesterday’s meeting), how am I going to get through a full work week including the insane backlog I’m sure has accumulated while I’ve been away?