Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wanting to run

So on the one hand, things are going great. I rode my furthest steady ride yet last night (25 miles) and kept a decent pace. I have gone swimming a few times and even went stand-up paddleboarding this weekend at my parent's house. I'm staying active, and that makes me happy (and I promise I am not overdoing it).

On the other hand, the dizziness seems to be getting worse. I'm not laying down or sitting around as much, so its happening less frequently, but it is still happening every time I get up. However, certain episodes seems to be getting worse. Today, my arms and legs felt all weak and woozy at one point when I got up and my vision darkened. My pal Janet (she is a nurse practitioner) suggested that it may have something to do with my adrenal gland, which is something I anticipated before the surgery. I even asked my surgeon how careful they are with the adrenal gland when they remove the kidney (I asked because the adrenal gland sits on top of the kidney, so I wondered if they ever got nicked). My surgeon was honest and said that they hit them all the could this be the issue?? And if it is, there really isn't anything that can be done. I am going into the doctor's tomorrow morning since they are concerned that this hasn't gone away yet.

Back to fitness, I am hoping to start running soon. My pal Kelley (who also donated a kidney) started running carefully during his third week. I've been active (gentle activity, with gradual progression) since I got home, so I am not feeling behind yet. I figured one month after the surgery would be a good time to give running a try, so that brings me to June 8 as my first run.

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