#14 - Don't Like Being Inside
It's been hot and humid since Don got home from the hospital. He hasn't wanted to even sit outside. But a cool front moved in and the world got better!
Don woke up before 6 and asked if I wanted to run, before he showered. The Nurse Beth in me, felt concern for a moment. Don't I need to be on duty to start the morning routine? Then I took off!
Wow! The air felt incredible and I was back home to see a pretty sunrise. I can't believe how different I felt all day. It's been just about 2 weeks, but routines have been all jumbled and I just haven't attempted to squeeze in exercise.
This is the card I gave Don in the hospital after surgery. It came with a stuffed sloth, holding a heart. (Fitting for heart surgery!) I thought it was a playful gesture, but this image just looked mean today. I tossed it.
This card sitting on the counter, might have seemed more amusing, if Don hadn't actually been feeling pretty sloth-like for 10 days. His 4-a-day "walking sessions" have gotten longer. Up to 14 minutes each! He's doing great, but he feels wiped out.
I was energized by being outside on my run this morning, so then it was Don's turn! It was almost chilly when we walked at 1 and 5, today.
Both walks were only about 10 minutes, but it was a big milestone getting outside. We're both cautious and don't want him to overdo. In fact I felt sort of reckless as I stepped back to snap this photo... as if I could catch him if he tripped! Mostly I felt like Don's bodyguard, pointing out buckling sidewalks and keeping an eye out for unleashed dogs, or chatty neighbors who might slow us down. I want nothing, to slow down his progress!
Cheers to stepping out in the world!
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I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
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