6:00am Show Time for Surgery – Yikes!!

Today’s 43 was a challenge!!  I did mountain climbers on a stability ball.  The mountain climbers weren’t bad – it was staying balanced on the ball!!

I did them with my hands on the ball.

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I counted 10 as 1 rep so to do 43 reps, I did 430!  Just for fun, I did some (430 so that I had a double 43!!) with my elbows on the ball – these were harder for me.  I think because I had to keep my elbows in close to keep them both on the ball – much less stable than the wide hand stance!!

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About half-way through my workout I decided I’m not too bright.  I can’t have any water this morning and here I am working up a sweat!  If you look closely in almost all of my pictures you see this

water cup
water cup

I carry this cup everywhere – always full  of ice water.  I usually refill it between 6-9 times every day.  This whole no water thing in the morning is not cool!!!

That is all I did for working out today because I have to be at the hospital by 6:00am – EARLY!!! (and because I can’t have any water!!)

Today I’m having my veins stripped.  Several weeks ago, I talked about my varicose veins and whether or not I should have them treated.  Since then, I’ve had several more appointments including an ultrasound to do more testing on my veins.  The DR said that I have numerous breaks in several veins and a number of valves that aren’t working correctly.  Her recommendation was to do surgery and strip (remove) some and ligation (tie off) on some.

The way I understand things – I will have an incision in my left groin to remove the greater saphenous vein.  On my right leg, the incision will be behind my knee.

The only part of the surgery that bothers me out is being intubated!! Screen shot 2013-04-23 at 6.52.18 PM I realize that I will never even feel it since I will be put to sleep – just the idea of a tube shoved down my throat freaks me out!!!

Oh well – hopefully I will be back to at least light workouts in a few days and then my normal stuff soon.

I do plan to continue my daily 43s – they will just be upper body only for a few days!!

Happy Wednesday – see you when I “wake-up”!!


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