Dear readers - apparently silence can be rather upsetting and anxiety-building for some people. I am fine, and still marching steadily along the road of physical recovery from surgical intervention number two. My incision is healing nicely, though I am in a constant state of itchiness. This, I am told, is a good thing (but the definition of good has been called into question). I am trying to get back into the work routine, and have been granted permission to work up to 20 hours a week. Still no lifting anything greater than 10 lbs... And sleeping on one's side is not yet an option.
But, I am officially back in the saddle as of this morning... 15 minutes at a modest 70rpm on my stationary bicycle setup. I am thinking that three times a week, gradually increasing my time to an hour, is the recipe for this summer' s cycle training. May be able to do a real road ride in September... I am also allowed to start my exercise class again tomorrow - but no lifting, no abdominal strain, and no twisting. I guess this means leg work (squats and stair climbing), balance, and stretching. But it will help with the creation of new muscle mass, which is the main point of my surgeon's order to eat five meals a day (which is harder to do than it may sound).
All else is good. Next surgical consult is Friday, July 1... more blogging after that.