I regret to say that I ended up overdoing it last week! Thinking that I’d be ready to start exercising after 9 weeks post op, I thought I could give the gym a go. Going wasn’t the mistake, it’s what I did at the gym that was the mistake.
After having an abdominal operation, you’d think you’d still not even feel ready to start running, but I did just that. I completed day one of couch 2 5K. I had completed the challenge last year, 6 months post transplant thinking that my most recent op was 10x smaller than a transplant, I went for it again. I shouldn’t have looked at it that way. Even after going running that first evening, I only felt sore until the day after next…. and I still went 3 more times that week! A lesson very well learned as I’m VERY sore this week! I feel like I’ve gone back a couple of weeks and delayed my time getting to full recovery. I’ve still be doing my absolute best to keep active, but reminding myself that I have an excuse to sit and relax.
I come from an active family. Always on the go, a new goal, destination, project going on. Walking up mountains, running a marathon, so I feel the need to keep up. I’ve just been sitting here, watching Netflix, dreaming about when I can be super active again, to be able to work 12.5 hr shifts. I’ve been waiting and waiting for so long now. So, that day I thought, you know what, I’m going to just do it!! Well it back fired this time, but next week, I’ll start slow, without running of course!
I have started a Vlog (video blog) which I’ve been wanting to started up for a while. I thought it would be a good time to start, come up with ideas, learn how to edit and give me a sense of purpose whilst I’m off work.
My YouTube channel: Olivia’s Liver
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