Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Did about 0.26 miles, walking

I walked to the corner and back, as I have done in previous walks, but I crossed the street and walked home on the other side of the street. The time was the same as in previous walks: dusk. It takes about 20 minutes to walk the quarter mile.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Did another 0.25 mile walk

I felt good and, since I walked during dusk, I stopped to talk with several neighbors who were outside enjoying the cooler air.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Did 0.25 miles again. Starting to get used to the distance.

Judy wasn't available, so I went out alone at dusk, just before it got dark. I felt pretty good during the walk. I think I'm starting to get used to the distance, but I need to do it some more to really feel good during the walk.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I'm not Dumbo anymore

Today, at 2 pm, I completed 48 hours since my surgery for skin cancer. I removed the big bandage that had been put on my ear, and Judy cleaned the dried blood from my ear and put a new and smaller bandage on my ear, with Vaseline to keep the injury moist. This bandage will be changed twice a day, and my showers will help keep the wound clean. I'm not feeling any pain from the surgery, and that is good! I'm not anxious to take pain medication for fear that I might become addicted to the medicine. I go to the surgeon next week to have the surgery checked. In about a month, the wound will be healed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Judy and I walked 0.25 miles again

I'm not used to this distance, so I will keep the distance at 0.25 miles during the coming week and not increase the distance until I become used to it. When I was younger, I used to believe that it took about the same time to come back from inactivity as I was inactive in my running. From this viewpoint, it will take about six weeks for me to get used to the longer distance. I've completed one week, so five more weeks to go.

My ear is bleeding

My ear started bleeding this morning, shortly before I got out of bed. The nurse involved with my surgery had warned me that my ear might start bleeding, and that I was to put pressure on the ear to stop the bleeding. After about an hour the bleeding stopped, and I quit putting pressure on the ear. I had continued my use of the Eliquis blood thinner during and after the surgery, and that probably contributed to the bleeding.

The ear has dried blood in it, but the big bandage absorbed most of the blood.