Tuesday, March 10, 2009

All good

Had a check up with the Colorectal this morning.  It was good news all around.  He said I am still an anomaly.  Since I have constipation issues, most j-pouchers can't stop going.  But he said if I'm ok with it that it is all good.  And the best part. . . I don't have to go back for six whole months!  At that time he'll do a flex sig (like a colonoscopy, without the colon).  He'll check on the condition of the pouch and check for polyp growth.  

The only thing I wasn't to happy with was my weight.  Holy smokes! Lets just say I gained back all my post surgery weight loss, plus more!  At least that is a very fixable problem.  I'll be calling yoga studios this afternoon.  And I want to start using the treadmill more regularly.  Once I get in a bit better cardiovascular shape (and can go up a flight of stairs without my heart beating in my ears) I plan to do the couch to 5K plan.  I did it last year and loved it.  

With spring right around the corner, I will be getting outside more with Gracie.  We had a couple nice days last week, and Gracie and I went on a couple little hikes (with lots of breaks).  It was her first time in the woods, and she a bit spooked by it.  She had to check out every twig snap and leaf rustle.  Also she didn't know what to think about me not making her walk right next to me. 

I gotta tell you all, I am pretty happy.  Things seem to be going well with my health.  Better weather is on the horizon.  I have a job that I love (literally). 

Life is good.  


paula said...

Life is good! Your post made me smile from ear to ear and tears of joy of you! Everything makes me cry these days. Must be my age.
Aunt Paula

Maribeth said...

Yea for good news!!! Glad to hear that. I'm actually glad to hear that you gained your weight back.

Like you said, once the weather turns nice you will be outside more. Those walks with Gracie will do you wonders.

Keri said...

Glad your appointment went well.

I love the last picture of Gracie! She's so stinkin' cute!

Heather said...

yay for a good report!

i agree - the last picture of Gracie is so cute!

Aunt Deb and Family said...

Paula must be my age. Cuz everything makes me cry! And your blog often does! I just look at it that we are caring sensitive people. I hate to blame it on age.
Steph, I am glad to hear how good you are doing! And what a perfect time to get a "go get it" attitude. Its much easier to go and get it with the sun up and the weather warmer. You go girl! I should do the same. It was a long winter! Love to you and Scott. Aunt Deb

Em said...

I am so happy to read this report! And I am so happy that you love your job. We love you too :o)

Christina said...

6 months!!!! Wow! Great news! And I am just blown away by the first Gracie picture. So beautiful. It better go up on one of your walls.

Anonymous said...

Steph...after a crappy day here, you really made me smile..you are right, Life is good! It is all about attitude! I am so happy to hear things are going well. Gracie is sooo stinking cute, we really have to get together this summer so her and Nellie can play! Love, Jess