My blog posts have been pretty short, if at all, lately. That's mostly because I'm doing daily updates (or every couple days doing a few!) on my plastic surgery page. Check there for what's been happening.
I do have a short annoyance to vent about before I go rest....
I was at the store today, by myself, less than a week post-op. I was also there, by myself, yesterday!!! It has only been days since my surgery and I'm feeling pretty good. I get tired pretty quickly and came home feeling rather exhausted. BUT... I was up, drain, sexy compression garment and all, walking through the store. I was pushing my own cart, getting my own things from the shelves and putting them in the cart. I even did the self check-out.
Would you like to know what annoyed me? Seeing a lady, probably less than ten (and that's being generous) years older than me; or maybe even a few years younger...I really don't know. Anyway, I saw no physical reason for her to be in one of those little motorized carts, as she grocery shopped with her two young children. I saw no casts, no crutches, no signs of anything physically "wrong" with her. She was a pretty big girl, but that's NOT a disability.
I will be honest...I looked into the basket on her little power cart and noticed that it was full of all kinds of wonderfully unhealthy things. I was annoyed. I'd have been more annoyed if I were having pain and had wanted one of those and there were no available (hahaha I'd drag myself through the store on one foot before I'd get on one of those). BUT...I am perfectly able to walk, hunched over a little, with an odd shaped bulge in my shirt (my drain), and lumps from the dressings in places...I'm fine with that. At one point my drain was sticking out (how gross; sorry people). I'd much rather walk around, moving slow, and looking like a granny than I would ride around in one of those carts.
To see someone who appeared healthy, other than her weight, being lazy and cruising in a cart was so obnoxious. I saw little old ladies moving around the store, and they probably could've been in a cart!!
This is highly judgemental because she may have really had a good reason for needing that cart (while her children ran wild), but I did not see it. From what I could see, it was pure laziness. She wasn't even THAT big!!! As not nice as it is I thought, "I bet she just left McDonald's; or maybe she's going there next." Yes, that's mean. That's judgemental. That's not the nicest thought in the world, but seriously... IF it was JUST laziness, I have no problem with coming across that way.
What really annoyed me is what it was teaching her children. If there's no reason for her to be in the cart, it's teaching her children to be lazy. I also noticed that there appeared to be no lessons regarding nutrition on today's shopping trip. The kids were like little piranhas going after bags of chips in the salty snacks aisle (I walked down it JUST to look in her cart...haha...I'm a jerk).
This just reinforced to me that when I have children, I'm going to make sure I set a good example for them. I'm going to continue to be healthy. I'm going to teach them about making good choices. I will not feed them full of fast food on a regular basis. I also won't be too controlling. I will allow snacks and treats, in moderation. I think that being too strict can cause issues with food too. It really just comes down to teaching them to be healthy and helping them to understand why it's important to fule our bodies with good things. Activity and exercise will be hugely emphasized in the lives of my future children.
I'm definitely ready for a nap...I've been sipping a Mike's raspberry Margarita (haha...how's that for healthy!?) as I've written this and I'm definitely entering the relaxation zone. No worries, I'm no longer on any meds so an afternoon drink shouldn't be too harmful. I decided that if I'm going to be off work, no matter how horrible I may feel at times, I'm going to take the time to relax and act as though it's somewhat vacation-like. Now that I'm feeling a bit better, I'm hoping that I will actually be able to enjoy relaxing, unlike the first few days!
Nap time is calling my name....