I am going to be an AUNT!!! Heheheh.... "Crazy Aunt Holly ... who runs with Mommy, who bought me my first bike, who brings me back cool gifts from Italy and France..." My middle sister Heather is expecting and the due date is September 27th!! Looks like it is a good thing that I will be in southern VA for my 1/2 Ironman on the 24th so I can simply head south to Myrtle Beach post-race and visit a new "neice or nephew"!!!
Now you may remember that Heather and I are planning to run/walk the Myrtle Beach 1/2 Marathon in three weeks. Well it is still on the calander. Her OB Doc said, "Go Ahead, have fun - just keep it easy and fun!" So we are going to do the race!
I wonder if they will give Heather two medals - since technically it will be my "niece/nephew's" first 1/2 Marathon!! Start them early! In-Utero Athletes!!
Well I got through the Cryosurgery on Monday afternoon. But ladies, when the Doctor tells you that "It is no that bad, you will simply have a little cramping", I recommend you have them give you a scale of pain from 1-10. Because I considered a little bit of cramping to be a "Level 2" and what I experienced during and for about 14 hours "post-procedure" was most definately on the Level of an 8 or 9!!
For reference, this was cramping while on 800 mg of Motrin *before the procedure*.
So I spent the remainder of Monday with a heating pad on my lower belly, curled in the fetal position because that is what worked. Around 9PM I took *2* Darvocette left from surgery last May and enjoyed the "drug-enduced" sleep (with no dreams!!) I woke up still feeling drugged, and took the day off. By Noon, the cramping was over and I am fine now.
Good thing that Cryosurgery is 85-90% effective at solving "mild cervical displasia" because I will not be doing that procedure again, EVER!!
My knee is still having problems with swelling so I am making an appointment with my GP to have him take a look at it. I took Thursday and Friday OFF and did a short, easy walk of 3 miles on Saturday. Sunday it seemed the swelling had reduced significantly but as of Monday it was back along with some "clicking and popping" sounds when I move it. I will be in the pool alot this week!
LIfe is never dull! Keep Living STRONG!