Monday, June 16, 2008

Return To Normalcy

I'm back to work this morning! I'm glad for the return to normal life, but the truth is I've only begun to feel "normal" again these past 4-6 days or so. It's such a relief, because I didn't know if I'd ever feel like myself again. I still get pains from too much activity, but I'm getting stronger every day. I can accomplish most tasks now, although I still haven't returned to exercising yet. I will take a walk today at work to start, then in a day or two add in my eliptical machine. I'm upset because I usually spend the spring getting in shape for summer -- this spring I spent on bedrest. It seems as soon as the weather started to get nice my incident happened and I was out of commision. Now it's hot and sweltering.

Speaking of hot and sweltering, it turns out the air conditioner didn't work on the house we just bought. The inspectors couldn't test it when we bought it, because they said it could harm the compressor to turn it on in under 60 degree whether. We thought there might be problems with it, but we didn't expect it simply to not work at all. It *could* be repaired ... for about $1500 for a 14 year old air conditioner that uses soon-to-be-outdated refrigerant. So we decided to bite the bullet and pony up for a new ($3000) system, but everyone is so busy that it has taken us 2 weeks from the time we first requested our estimates until the install, and boy has it been hot! They should be installing it as we speak, which figures, now that I'm not home all day sweating it out! But at least we're getting it now.

I am going to start catching up on everyone's posts VERY soon. Now that I'm back to myself and my normal routines. Still smoke free, almost 6 months!

3 comments:

lynda w said...

Glad to hear you're getting back to normal. Don't feel bad about falling behind on reading everyone's blogs - I've had a hard time keeping up as well. Just that time of year, I guess.

Mz Diva said...

Brandie,
I am so glad to see you post again! If you can go six months not smoking with everything you have dealt with, we can all stay smoke free! I hope all is well with you and your family.
Peace,
Diva
PS: It sucks not having links on my blog anymore! Now I gotta go through Maggies page or by whoever posted a comment!

maggie's mind said...

Glad you are getting back in the swing. Do be gentle easing back into exercise. It hurts just thinking about all your body has been through.