I know it’s been over a month and probably the longest that I have gone without checking in here for a very long time. Well it turned out that I had surgery on July 18th and that it was a double hernia. My world flipped upside down and then some. Today marks 2 weeks post-op and I am feeling okay. But holy shit has it been a ride so far…..
When I found out I had a hernia, I had about a week to prepare for surgery. I had 3 fantastic shows leading into the weekend and they were awesome. Great crowds and honestly.. I was feeling much better. I didn’t want to have the surgery. I was almost back to normal. Everyone kept telling me that it was no big deal.
I had surgery and came home a few hours later. I was sore. I was cranky. But holy shit when that block wore off. I wanted to die. I was given Oxycontin with Tylenol. They took the edge off but they didn’t make the pain go away for sure. I was high as a kite but still was miserable.. I didn’t sleep for almost 48 hours. All of a sudden it looked like someone took a 4×4 and hit me repeatedly in the mid section. And I will spare you too much detail but the parts that make me a male were BLACK and the size of grapefruits. That has gotten a little better.
Two weeks later I feel okay. The band had to play without me for a weekend and I am sure they were okay with it but I was miserable. It was the first time I had missed a show in 18 years. I wasn’t going to go one Facebook and tell the world either so I just let the gigs go on. I needed the band to do well in my absence. In fact, being the band leader. I expected nothing less. I was heartbroken. Two of my favorite places to play and I weekend I looked forward to all summer.
I have not been on the wave runners and other then some concerts…. (Which I have loved), just feels lie this summer is going to get away from me.
I go to the doctors tomorrow so we’ll see what he says. He gives me the okay… I’m heading to the shore to have a little fun and spend some much needed time with my bestie and god daughter.
I am glad I waited a little bit to write because this would have been a lot more angrier of a post had I written last week. But I have had self control issues with food and drink for sure. I might be starting a bit over come the end of August but that’s going to have to be what it’s going to be. Not being able to go to the gym just sucks a lot. And come Monday I am pretty sure I’ll be able to do all the cardio that I want. So little by little the eating will be regulated again. I’ve told myself that I have to snap it back into place come this Monday and that’s what I an going to have to do.
There is a light at the end of this tunnel. In 62 days I’ll be going to Florida for 4 days. Amber won a trip from CSNPhilly. So even though we had planned on taking Brett in December, we are going to get to see both Halloween Horror Nights and Hogwarts at Xmas. So with that being said. 62 days will have it’s own goal to make sure I fit well on all the rides and just have a good old time. The boys can’t come so we are taking another couple since the trip was for 4. It will be an awesome time for sure.
I did get back on stage this past weekend and while I was sore and felt it. I think I performed okay. It will only get better for sure.
So I go to the doctor tomorrow. You should be following me on Twitter or IG because I will update that a lot more.
I miss the gym. I hate paying $80 a month and not using the classes and gym time. I never thought I’d hate not being able to work out.
I hope everyone else is having a much better summer. I’ll check in soon.
I was just thinking about texting you today. I’m glad you are okay and I just know things will get better and better as the weeks trudge on. Thinking about you and praying you get a good report so you can just go play and have some fun! Xoxo