First off, my first doctor’s visit after the cerclage update: Everything looks good. Cervix is stitched closed and this has created a measurement of about 2.8 cm. DrGav thinks that it should stay that way given where he placed the stitch (good and high). No new discomforts, no new bleeding, no new cramping. In fact, I feel absolutely fine. I let DrGav know that I was very good and stayed almost entirely prone on my back or on my side for the entire week. He said that was excellent, he was pleased at how well my post-surgical recovery is going. He recommended that I do the same thing for another week to continue to help in the healing process. He hinted that after a few weeks of doing the same, I may be able to get off bed rest.
Each morning starts as I:
- Get out of bed
- Have a pee
- Brush my teeth
- Get dressed
- Grab my ipod
- Current book(s) I am reading
- Puzzle book, pen and pencils
- Gently head downstairs (yes I’m allowed)
- Climb on the couch
- Arrange pillows and blankets on said couch for maximum comfort options
- MrBeep brings me breakfast, water, Tivo remote, cordless phone, cell phone
- He gives me a smootch once I am settled, then he is off to work for the day
My “couch nesting” day has begun. I call the couch and it’s surroundings “My Nest” because that is what I have made it over the last week. I am not a very good bed rest patient. I hate being idle for hours and days at a time. So I build up a nest of shiny bits, plenty of things to keep me busy and my mind active, but it’s not what I WANT to be doing right now. I WANT to be cleaning out my pantry. I WANT to be getting rid of the excess books in my library. I WANT to be editing video on my big computer downstairs. I WANT to be cleaning out my closets of excess junk. However, if I am a very good girl, I may be lucky enough to only have to do this for a few more weeks and then I can get to a few of the other things in due time. <sigh> I shouldn’t whine or bitch or moan. I am very lucky to be here, but I don’t even want to THINK about the idea of 16 more weeks of bed rest. I’ll do it if I have to, but I would much rather be extra good now and hopefully be allowed to gently putter around the house later.
I don’t like regular TV that much. It’s hard for me to kill much time watching the tube. I especially hate talk shows, most reality shows, 85% of cooking/home improvement/fashion-sense shows, and sitcoms. I can get into a few really good series. My friend Tiff offered to bring by Sex and the City and the L-word. She also mentioned Californication as a good show. I told her that #1-she is a perv and #2-that I have already watched Sex in the City plus #3-I have been on strict orders for no sex (aka “pelvic rest”) since December and now with the cerclage going forward for the rest of the pregnancy. Um yeah, don’t really want to watch any show that is a daily source of soft pr0n. Frustrated enough for now. Thankyouverymuch.
I did manage to stumble across this show called “Clean House” where a crew of people come in to clean up these places stuffed with a gajillion pounds of stuff/crap/junk. A current member of my family’s house is like this, my grandfather who passed a few years ago was like this too. When it gets really bad, it is truly an illness or a compulsion for hoarding and not merely a matter of organization. Even though the cast make jokes from time to time, they generally treat the homeowners with compassion and respect. I liked that, so I Tivo’d a few episodes…plus watching THOSE houses get cleaned up and organized somehow eases my need for nesting. :-)
Any good series YOU recommend I order from Netflix?