Sunday, July 6, 2008
On the Mend
Here I am the day after the surgery snoozing and feeling totally exhausted. It is interesting how much my blood pressure and pulse have been up since after the surgery. Normally my BP is 95/60 mmHg and HR is 40-55 resting.
Since getting out of surgery I've ranged from 144/95 mmHg to 125/85 mmHg in BP and have not been lower than 70 bpm. There is so much going on with the drugs, pain, trauma, lack of movement, and change in diet to cause the change. I think last surgery it took ~1-2 weeks for my BP and HR to go back to normal. It is also interesting that I'd be considered normal with a BP of 125/85 and a HR of 70bpm by most people...but in fact would not be normal based on my own physiology.
Sunday (4 days after surgery) my mom left and I decided to practice a little track standing in the hotel room...so over all, I'm doing pretty good. Oh yeah, we had an amazing opportunity to stay in this suite at a downtown Baltimore hotel for the entire month that we're in Baltimore for free. The room was set up as a trust in memory of a family's son who died of leukemia at age 6. A website for information about the father is: http://www.gordonlivingston.com/.