Sunday, January 22, 2012

I guess God had other plans...

We're just over half way through January and it already looks like some of my resolutions for this year aren't going to make it. Last Thursday, after a week and a half of hard core gym hitting and mostly good eating I had a major setback. Everyone knows that I had breast augmentation and lift back in September and then I had to have a revision surgery in November, well, I somehow developed a pretty nasty seroma (seromas aren't really uncommon with the surgery I had but they also aren't expected either). So, on Wednesday I got to have 250cc of lymphatic fluid drained from my left breast (which sucked) and then Thursday evening I got another drain put in. At this point I don't really care about the seroma or the drain or the fact that I will need another surgery now because the seroma was so bad that it stretched out my incisions from before; All I care about is that my husband will be home for R&R soon and I do not want to be recovering from anything while he is here.

I'm going back to my doctor tomorrow to see if we can figure out how long I need to keep the drain in and when I can schedule the next surgery (hopefully, AFTER my hubby is back in Afghanistan). I'm going to need at least 6 weeks after to recover before I can start running again so it's looking like my plans of running a half in May are going to be scrapped. Since it looks like I'll be missing out on peak running time here in Germany I'm considering having my tummy tuck sooner rather than later. I think I've reached a maintainable weight since I've been unable to run and go to the gym for most of the last 5 months and my weight has only fluctuated by a few pounds. The hardest part is picking which time of year will be best to recover in and, knowing that I am already going to be losing out on run time from my other surgery, it just seems smart to double up.

I'll definitely be posting my plans here as soon as I know them but, once again, I'm letting you all know that I am out of commission for running until further notice. :(

16 comments:

Wells L said...

Oh girl! I'm sooo sorry!!!! I hope the pain isn't bad. I hate that you are over there alone! I will keep praying for you and hoping you have a speedy recovery in time for your husband to return for r&r!!!

Running will always be, health is more important and part of health! Get the surgeries - get to final stage of your awesome weight loss journey and maintenance (which is almost more impressive then loosing the weight - with little exercise - soooo impressive!!!).

Good luck and know (for what little it matters) - you have my full support. If there is anything I can do just say the word!

Hugs!!!

Carlee said...

So sorry about this! I hope that good news is on the way for you. I know it stinks to put plans off, but there will be other half marathons, just don't lose that determination!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

aww so sorry to hear this. it's not fun to be set back in any way, less when it's something that keeps coming back on you

Charlotte said...

I'm so sorry to hear about what you're going through :( Hope all your surgery woes will soon be over.

Wells L said...

Knock knock - just checking in to see if you are ok? Hugs friend!

Lachelle Parsons said...

Stay strong girl! I am a follower of your blog and I have always admired you for your advises. I'm sure everything will turn out fine. Better consult a reputable liposuction Orange County for your procedures. Good luck!

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Honey Swindle said...

Sorry to hear about what you have experienced. Its good that the seroma are sucked from your breast. Just continue taking care of yourself and soon you can push through your plans.

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Abbie Anderson said...

I am also a follower of your blog and hope you the best. I'm actually putting together a giveaway in conjunction with a recent novel release about a runner. I sent you an email with more info and am hoping your blog would be interested in participating.
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Sharon said...

I'm sorry to know about your breast problem. I hope that you're doing great now. Do you have any update? You can always an advice from your doctor about the possible breast reconstruction. I am planning to undergo breast augmentation later this year as well. I hope to find credible & professional Perth plastic surgeons soon.

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Kimberly Watley said...

Oh, sorry to hear about the breast augmentation surgery, but there's always a lot of ways to go, I know you're running again now after that event. Keep running!-Kim