Ha! Good luck Lisa. I'm flattered that SOMEONE thought I was hot; especially coming from Lisa, if she looks like a grown up version of her high school self, she's not doin' too bad on that front
. Anyway I'm glad to hear it. You sound very hopeful. Just be on the lookout for long recovery if you're SP. Even though I was in my head, my heart really wanted stuff like the heat intolerance and that to be immediately affected. It is improving, but it's sooo slow. But it's soooo much better than slow the other way! But we're Americans damnit, give me that wonder pill! I mean aren't all those drug commercials true?!?!?
Well you have lots of post surgery tips and things like that on here and I hope you respond to this so very well. I'm really excited for you Lisa! It feels good to have some hope, doesn't it? One thing I know I'd have done, if I was able at the time, was to ratchet up the exercise and good diet for as long a period as I could have pre op. I know it would have made it easier. I went to a wedding yesterday where I was the best man and I stood in my black wool suit in the afternoon sun for about 30 minutes next to the groom. I was sooo frightened that I was going to really struggle since I was on my feet. It wasn't too bad! I was heat affected, but my eyesight never went bonkers, which in turn made the vertigo very light, which in turn made it so the "trigger never got tripped" and I ended up staying at the wedding until midnight! It was at my buddies house, so it's not like I had to run to the other end of the banquet hall to BR and stuff.
That kind of "I can still live my life" stuff is what this is all about for me. Yes, there were a few times I was sitting while others were standing, but just being able to be in a social setting and be engaged and not over in the corner is the thing that's doing it for me. Once I actually put a chair right up against the patio where all the people who had been drinking for a few hours were dancing, and I got a few chair dances!
. I don't know what it is about RN's and parties. It must be the stress of the job, or so my wife tells me! I don't know if I'll ever get to a Bengals game again or not, but being able to engage with friends socially and not have to have them always come over to our house is one of my main motivators. I just have so much better self image and self esteem when I feel like I can still live like I want to to a degree.
And all because of Facebook!