Well, I've been out of the hospital for a week and a day. It feels so good to be back home and be able to really move forward. Admittedly, I haven't done much during this time period.
Last week is actually a bit of blurr. Between adjusting to reduced energy, trying to figure out what I can eat, and just really trying to get through some serious brain fog - the week kind of drifted by.
There were some definite highlights though:
- Wednesday was busy - coffee with my pal, stop in at the office to pick up my laptop. and a much needed get together with the Ottawa Area Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Support Group
- Thursday - ate out at our fave Vietnamese restaurant - can't beat the healing properties of Pho
- Saturday - connecting with good friends for more tasty Asian food and good conversation. Getting out on my commuter bike for an easy 30 minute pedal around the neighbourhood.
- Sunday - hanging out with a long-time pal and simply talking about this, that and the other thing for three hours!
Monday - well, Monday (yesterday) was rough. Spent six hours at the Civic Hospital meeting with doctors and getting scans done. I have a blood clot in my right arm so this is a bit concerning but I'm confident that the doctors are on this.
Today I went into work. I was a bit nervous but I soon slipped into my groove. It felt good to see everyone and to get my brain working again. Amazing what this can do for my confidence.
The other big highlight for today is that Marc rode his bike! Last Monday when I got home from the hospital, Marc went for a ride - well he had a small crash and ended up with bruised ribs... Not fun at all. But the good news is, he is healing well and is on track for an awesome cyclo-cross season.
In between all of this I've been reading quite a bit, surfing around the WWW, watching some new show (addicted to the Newsroom) and all things Master Chef.
Tomorrow I'm hoping to get in some yoga and Thursday a bike ride. Big goal is start riding to work next week - yes I will check with my doctor on Friday first...
As for the ulcerative colitis? Well, I would love to tell you that I'm in a remission. But I can't. Really my symptoms are as severe as they were before I went into the hospital. Fingers are crossed that the new medicine starts to click in and do its magic. (Maybe you can cross your fingers as well?)
So this is where I'm at. I've read a lot of books lately so I'm toying with the idea of posting some "book reports" - for you to read.
Oh, and in case you haven't heard - my brother Gregory Thomas will be in an upcoming episode of Rookie Blue (on Global TV) - as soon as I know the air date I'll be sure to let you know. Yes, I'm super proud of him.