I’m now 4 and a half weeks post surgery… woot woot !!! It’s been a ride, let’s just say that. I definitely think that neither DH or I actually listened when they said how major the surgery was, and how long and hard the recovery was. If I had a dollar for each time one of has said “I really didn’t think it would be this bad.” 🤣 But, oh well, we’re passed the tough times now, and as of a few days ago, I feel 98% normal. I’ve even made it back into activewear on several occasions. ha ha
The bath chair has finally been ditched…. never to return (yes, I did initially ditch to too early in my cockiness to heal quickly.. and had to swallow my pride and put it back in.)
I even just took the dog for his walk all by myself this arv….. and when I was out, I realised it was only the second time I was by myself since before my surgery. (the first time was earlier today when I ventured to the shops on my own .. woo hoo).. and I’m not gonna lie.. I really liked it. ha ha. With husband retiring only a month or so before my surgery, and couple that with uni break/school hols… it means I’ve not had the house to myself in months. #firstworldproblems
I’m still not able to carry anything much as I can feel an unpleasant pulling sensation at the incision sites, but I did manage to pull off carrying a bag of bread home on my solo trip to the shops earlier today. I thought to myself… surely 2 loaves of bread is permissible. It didn’t hurt…during, or after, so I call that a win !!!
I have even started some very gentle narrow squats in the last few days, and that seems to be ok also. I figured that wide leg/sumo squats would pull at the pelvis area, so I think I’ll stick to narrow ones until I get proper clearance from my doctor, hopefully at the end of next week. And before any of you freak out… I’m only doing like 30 in a day… so basically nothing.
I’ve been able to focus on my skincare and supplement routine while I’ve been on this enforced rest. I have needed to purchase some new serum, since running out quite some time ago. However, I knew I had many, many, MANY leftover Avon samples from my time as a rep…. which, yes… is at least 17yrs ago.. whoopsie.. I’m sure they’re still good. 🤣 . So, I used the ANEW serum, and OH MY WORD.. my skin felt AHHHHH-MAZING !!
It honestly felt so smooth and soft that I was constantly compelled to randomly get people I met up with to feel it… I was literally that blown away by how great it felt. So, knowing that I was going to eventually run out of said samples, I started my research into what I’d like to purchase. I knew I wanted it to be Australian owned, cruelty free, 100% vegan (seems totally gross when people DON’T want it to be 100% vegan 🤔), and of course, affordable.
The first product I purchased, while doing a wonderful job, was unclear as to it’s stance on cruelty free & 100% vegan… I must admit, when I purchased it, I did get confused with another product I’d read about.. and realised afterwards that they weren’t clear on this info… So, I will continue to use this as i already have it, but will be purchasing the Rejuvenating HY C Serum from Bohemian Skin. They are an Aussie company, and fit all of my requirements etc. The beauty of serum is that, while it can be an expensive outlay originally, such a small amount is required each day, the bottle lasts a very long time. and there’s AFTERPAY people, afterpay !!!
I’ve also included Collagen booster capsules into my supp routine, and am loving it so far. I’m all for looking younger, right !! I’ve enjoyed finally feeling human enough to make an actual effort with my appearance and ‘dress up’ on a few occasions too. I mean, what’s the use of looking youthful, if you have no style? 🤣
We only have 56 sleeps until my husband and I head off on our 25yr anniversary celebration to Europe !! I cannot even express how excited I am about this. As most of you will know, I went to Europe with my sister last September for the first time.. and it was amazing !! However, going with my love… that’s off the charts exciting !! He has never been before, so I’m excited to see his reaction to things.
I’ve recently changed over my camera to the Canon g7x mark ii, as it is widely known to be the best vlogging camera… and after having it only a few weeks, I’d have to thoroughly agree. So fantastic in how it adjusts in different lighting situations etc, and so much more compact to lug around that my DSLR. I’m also now a lot more excited to vlog while travelling in September. I must admit, I wasn’t as keen to take the bigger camera as I did have it with me last time, but only took it out on 2 of the days we were over there.
If you haven’t already, please go check out my Youtube channel, as it’s starting to pick up momentum… and I think I’m defs getting more comfortable in front of the camera. (I’m hoping that EVERY vlogger looks back on their first videos and cringes.. ha ha)
HERE is the link to the page.
Keep on eye out back on my Lovely Shiloh blog, as I will get my Europe 18 trip finished at some point….. preferably BEFORE I go to Europe again. lol.
On another note, my master 17 has been struggling with Glaucoma, and is scheduled for surgery on Aug 6th. I’m trying not to focus on it too much right now, in order to get myself healed as well as I can before having to deal with this, but I was quite surprised to be told that this surgery is bigger than any other eye surgery he’s ever had. I would have thought that having your natural lenses removed as a newborn baby would have been the biggest surgery he could have, but apparently not.. Poor kid.
We’ll deal with that when we get to it though… in the meantime, I’ll continue on this recovery journey, keep up with my son’s copious amounts of drugs to keep his eye pressure down… and still thoroughly enjoy everything life throws at us…. coz God is GOOD, and if I learnt anything from life, it’s that He brings something good out of EVRYY situation.. even when it’s initially hard to see it !!
Okies peeps.. Blessings.
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