Life From The Chair: Day 5 Post-Opp {Abdominoplasty}

Greetings from the big brown recliner! It’s been 5 days and I’m starting to go a little crazy in my chair. I’m aware I can’t do too much or it will slow my healing process which will keep me here for longer so I’m trying to be good and hang in the chair as much as I can. Going from extremely active, exercising 1-2 times a day, my legs are starting to cramp up and I’ve had restless legs the last 2 nights. It’s like they don’t know what to do with themselves when they’re not depleted on a daily basis. While in my chair I try and keep my legs moving, ankle circles, flexing feet up and down and trying to change up my leg position. Going from training athlete to sitting in a chair day-in-day out is HARD – mentally and physically. Keeping a diet low in sodium is super important to keep the swelling to a minimum, and to say I’m now bored of eggs with spinach, protein shakes, and baked apples is becoming an understatement. What I really want for dinner is a taco salad or burrito!

Boo to no hot sauce :(

Boo to no hot sauce :(

Yesterday I had my first post-op appointment and I was able to get the pesky drains out. I feel like a new person without those things in. Even the simplest movements were hard and painful before as the drains would pull a bit. The doctor gave the all clear to shower and begin trying to stand up as straight as I could! It was also the first look at my post-op tummy! I think once the swelling goes down it’s going to be great!

4 Days Post Abdominoplasty

4 Days Post Abdominoplasty

This I even climbed the three steps into the kitchen to warm-up some pancakes for breakfast – ALL BY MYSELF! My mom came over and helped me shower and wash my hair and that meant more stairs which were surprisingly easy. I even did a little tidying around the dining room table. Of course that was followed by a nap!

For those of you who are here for the workouts and recipe content I hope to be back to posting those next week but it’s hard to feel inspired to create a workout when I can’t do them myself! I’m excited to be able to climb the stairs into my kitchen so that means I can cook again soon! As weird as it sounds I actually miss going to the grocery store, it’s something I really enjoy doing so to write a list and send someone else is hard to do!

The pain is very manageable today and I have only need to take 1 pain pill. For 5 days I think I’m doing pretty great!

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