‘I felt so good, like anything was possible…’. – great lyric from Tom Petty’s song and it really described how I felt running through Sevenoaks in the sun with Bonzo this morning. It was my second post-op run. The first was yesterday in Knole with Mads and we ran through sun, rain and a hailstorm. So, so good to get back to running. It’s still short runs – today was 2.5 miles in just over 30 minutes – but it’s a start.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of my fifth week back at work and it’s going really well. I still have a bit of pain as the scar tissue inside continues to heal and the top of my left thigh is still numb from the epidural, but otherwise, I feel really well. I’m even eating a well-balanced diet now and I’m very close to my target weight (which sadly means I won’t need to eat ice cream every evening anymore).
This week will be busy as next Sunday is International Women’s Day with lots of great events this week and next. Happily, my energy levels seem to be okay, but I’m trying to be sensible and not overdo it.
So, for now, things are good – I feel well, I’m adapting to the ‘new normal’ of having an ileostomy, and I’m happy to be getting back into the groove.