Twenty-four hours from now, I hope to be walking out of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital taking my first steps towards improved vision in my cataracts-infected eyes.
Tomorrow morning, I am scheduled for the first of two cataracts laser surgeries. My right eye will be done tomorrow, and my left one will be done two weeks from tomorrow.
Wednesday, I was tested for COVID-19, a prerequisite for my surgery. Unless I get a phone call or get the bad news upon reaching the hospital, I will presume I have tested negative. The testing required that I immediately depart the testing area and go straight home into lockdown: no trips to the store, to work, to anywhere. Also, I assumed no running.
My lockdown meant that I have not run since last Sunday, and I have not done any P90X, or any other cross-training, in two weeks. Getting back on schedule is going to be quite the long climb.
I plan on running again Wednesday morning, barring any prolonged medical problems after the eye surgery. From there it will be running every other day until next Sunday, then another two day hiatus, then back on the road the Wednesday after the second surgery. Running distance will be progressive distances, with longer runs on Saturdays and Sundays.
I will also ease back into P90X again, doing workouts on every other day. When I get back into shape (and lose my “fear” of doing P90X) I will start P90X Classic in August. P90X will be may preferred cross training routine throughout the rest of my Marine Corps Marathon training schedule.
To this point, July has been mostly shot, and hopefully I can rebound quickly, now that I am under the hundred-day mark.
Meanwhile, I do have a few “projects” I would like to complete today:
- Update MCM Training Schedule
- Work project, because I may be out of pocket until Wednesday morning
- Firmware/game mods load for my Atari Flashback 9 Gold
In between all that, there is the matter of getting enough food and hydration, because I am not allowed any food or beverage after midnight tonight…that includes water and any medication. I will be on a twelve hour fast until after the surgery.
And…that’s it until Tuesday. Just thought I’d post this here to let everybody know I’m still alive and relatively healthy. Alas, no Song of the Day either.
Talk to you Tuesday!