It has been a few weeks since my last post and there have been a few changes. In terms of fitness, a few aqua aerobic PT sessions were cancelled which set me back a little. I’m still making some strength gains and the more I use the elliptical trainer and the bike, the better I feel.
I don’t think I’m losing as much weight as I would have liked, but I need to factor in the fact that I’m building muscle. To be honest, I haven’t weighed myself for some time as I prefer to use clothing as my tool of measurement. Basically, if it feels more comfortable to wear then I’m making progress. Besides, it’s a much nicer feeling to put on a shirt or trousers and feel more comfortable in them than you previously did as opposed to standing on some scales that give you a number that, according to society, still tells you that you’re a fat ass.
On another note, I have been booked in to have my Corneal graft. This is great news in terms of being one step closer to having my sight restored, but it is also a nervous time due to my diabetes and the associated potential complications that can arise from surgery with diabetes. My surgery was actually scheduled for last Monday but was cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Instead it has been postponed to tomorrow. It was a bit frustrating as it gives me one less week to recover before I have to head back to work, but I’m happy that it is still going to be done before the new year.
Many people have asked me whether I’m nervous about the surgery, but to be honest, and this may sound ridiculous, but the hardest thing for me so far was finishing up with indoor soccer. Football is something I’m very passionate about as it has always been my outlet and stress-reliever, so to give it up is hard for me to do. But I’m grateful the guys sent me out a winner! We knocked off the top team 9 – 4 when we were sitting towards the bottom of the table.
So here I sit, 24 hours away from going under the knife. I’m still not nervous, but I’m guessing I will be come 11:00 am tomorrow. I hope to write up a post on how the surgery went in the days after (and hopefully before Christmas).