Post surgery is when the true test would begin. How would I handle the pain, how would my blood sugars be, and how would I be mentally? The pain has been interesting, it is a tolerable pain but one that makes swallowing and eating painful. Sleeping was very difficult Thursday and Friday, last night however I slept very well and I’m starting to feel much better. It might anger some people but I’m not going to let this surgery keep me in bed for a couple weeks. I will go for a walk everyday and try my best to live my normal life. The doctor was told about this and said as long as I don’t lift over two pounds I can do anything. I need to challenge myself, I love staying in bed and playing NHL 18 but that isn’t going to help me. I need to “workout” I mean I have a ten
mile race at the end of July.
Since my surgery my blood sugars have been all over the place. It seems like my pump is always reading 180, that isn’t horrible but for a perfectionist I want that to read 140!! The meds have done a number on my blood sugars but three days out and I’m getting back to normal. I can’t say thank you to my pump enough for the work it has done this past week. The Medtronic 670G has been amazing!! I can’t put into words how it has helped me. What I can say is that if this pump keeps my blood sugars where I want it to be while recovering from surgery I can’t wait to see what it does when I’m at work on the golf course and when I’m running or on the bike.
Mentally I have impressed myself and I owe that all to Kate and my family. The texts and phone calls from friends and family have been eye opening, I can’t tell you what that has meant to me. It is also amazing that I can get texts from people in Europe that I’ve only met at a cycling camp but people that I thought I was close to have yet to say anything. It puts everything in perspective, when we are faced with challenges we learn who is there for us and who really cares. I can’t say thank you enough to Kate, my parents, my children, my brother, Kate’s family and my aunts and uncles enough. From truly heartfelt texts to texts picking on me about the Broncos they have all helped me. I have a lot to be thankful for and if I can’t ride a bike or run ever again I will still have everything I need in life. Family is life and that has helped me tremendously.