My boyfriend is still here, with his 2 dogs and my 5 cats, but will be returning to his house in the next couple of days. It has been an experience living with a man again, after being divorced for 6 1/2 years, but it was mostly a good one. I could not have done it without him, nor without my mother as she basically cared for my daughter for the first two weeks. But it is amazing how I am falling into the roll of caretaker now, as it is natural for me being a mother and having been a wife before, while he mainly looks out for himself. Relationships certainly aren't any easier in your 40s, at least not for me.
I worked from home last week, and will be returning to the office on Monday. I was just cleared to drive, so yesterday was my first day back behind the wheel. Having some difficulty turning around too far, but otherwise I am making do.
Nothing exciting, I guess. I still cannot lift more than three pounds, and no exercise except for walking. I am getting the tape and glue removed from my incision on Thursday. I have been very strictly counting points since I came home from the hospital because I do not want to gain weight since I am so sedentary right now. I stepped on the scale as a sanity check on Friday and, despite TOM and the post-surgical swelling, I am down three pounds from my last pre-surgery weigh in so it seems to be doing the trick.
Now the plan is to get back to life as usual, and then the plan is to make it a more active life than I have had since meeting my boyfriend. It has been so long since I have gone for a run that I am going to do the Couch to 5K Program again from scratch. Time to put ego aside and begin with the basics again. At least I am 85 pounds lighter than the last time that I started the program!!!