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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

First Day Back

I shared last week that I had a relatively simple outpatient hernia repair procedure. It's been a longer healing process than I had anticipated, but slowly I'm coming around. I decided to go back to school today and see how well it could go. I considered doing a half-day and then thought, I might as well try the whole thing. Well...a half day would have been wiser. I didn't over-do it necessarily, but OH MY GOODNESS I was not ready. I was in tears by the end of the day from fatigue and soreness. I'm REALLY glad I tried, but it was not worth it, and now I know. I've already put in for my sub for tomorrow. I haven't done my plans yet. I'm super bummed I can't go back tomorrow, but I know I have to give myself a day to rest. I'll try again Thursday. In the meantime, tomorrow, I'm hoping to teach myself how to knit a hat. I even have the stuff!
Wish me luck.


  1. Oh Betsy, I'm sorry the healing process has been tougher than you expected. Wishing you all the best as you recover! Enjoy knitting your hat tomorrow!

  2. Sounds like half days for a bit would be a good plan. Be good to yourself, Betsy. The body is an amazing healer, but it sure takes time. Rest and recover. So glad you are on the mend.

  3. So sorry to hear this! My aunt had this procedure - and it is NOT easy. Take the time to heal - you will never regret it.

  4. It's so easy to push yourself too hard, and then set yourself back on the road to recovery. I'm so glad you're listening to your body, taking tomorrow off and taking care of your body. Sending you wishes for a speedy recovery. Happy knitting!

  5. Oh no! That was a good try --- now you know that you need to take the time your body needs to heal! I hope you have a really relaxing day tomorrow! And for a few days after that!

  6. Health first seems such an obvious statement, yet hard to follow. It's good you are listening to your body now. I wish you full recovery.


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