The 26th of April I will be going through several surgical procedures to help improve my sleep apnea. This will include a tonsillectomy, somnoplaty and a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (I am not going to attempt to pronounce that last one.) Although from what I understand all seem to be day surgery, there is a chance I might spend the night, or two.
Whew! I think I’d rather go to the dentist. I know I will be in pain. My surgeon tried to get me not to undergo the surgery, as there is/was the option of the facehugger. But the facehugger crew is unwilling to work with me on getting me used to it.
I’ve been trying my best to lose weight before the surgery, but it’s tough. Seems the more I work at it, the more weight I gain. I definitely don’t expect a miracle in a month’s time. But it seems the Lord is up to something here. Usually I abhor going to the gym. It’s actually like a small moan every single time I think about having to go. But lately I’ve been really gun ho about it.
For instance, I start my routine out by doing the stationary bike. Well I used to go for about 12-15 minutes…about a mile. But the other day I thought I would try going for 18 minutes a session…which is three sessions a week. Well as I counted down the minutes, something I always seem to do no matter what I am doing…I decided.. “You know 2 more minutes isn’t going to kill me anyways…so I finished off 20 minutes.”
Today I finished off 32 minutes on the stationary bike…6 miles!!! 6 MILES!!!!!
One time when I was about 21 I did about 6 miles on my bicycle…I managed to get across town…but let me tell ya…my arse felt it for a couple of days after that! Thank God that those stationary bike seats are comfortable!
The strange thing is that I have not been feeling sore…usually after such a cardio routine, followed by a good weight workout session, I would be feeling it the next day, if not that same night. But I don’t feel anything!
I’m thinking…”What is up with this Lord?”
Now this is the funny part…I am not a cardio guy! As a matter of fact…I tend to do exactly the opposite of what the experts recommend…sitting around for hours!
I know..not good for my health, and the primary reason I am in this mess.
Hopefully my energy levels don’t tap out anytime soon. I would definitely enjoy this transition into a somewhat healthier, active lifestyle.
Of course, looking forward to the procedure is not fun. There’s a lot of anxiety. Mainly because the last time I had a procedure done, it was at the opposite end, and that took a long time to get over…
Anyways, I hope I made you laugh by today’s post. Seriously though…prayers for my anxiety levels and for a smooth surgery would be so appreciated!
Sleep apnea is nothing serious. I haven’t really had a severe episode in a very long time, but I have woken up in the past gasping for air.