Due to my stitches and subsequent removal, we still have not gotten back to going full-force at the gym. I am looking forward to going back strong at the gym once my "boo boo" is healed! The doctor gave me a strict warning that, while the stitches are out, I still have steri-strips holding the skin together. Any impact or strenuous movement can tear the skin back apart. This worst-case-scenario is NOT something I want to experience, especially at the YMCA!!
This is how our week looked:
Monday: Driving back to VA from NC
Tuesday: Extremely sore due to stitch removal
Wednesday: 30 minutes on bike
Thursday: Irritation from stitch removal/newly learned Latex allergy
Friday: 30 minutes on bike
I have been supplementing our lack of attending the YMCA with squats and sit-ups. I am just trying to stay somewhat active during my down-time!
I did figure out that I am allergic to Latex during this whole mole removal process. I had been using gauze and tape but then I started breaking out from it. I ended up using a big bandaid over the stitches but still got a little irritation from it. Tom's mom made me try every single kind of tape that they had in their house (which was about 6-8 different types) on my hand and they all made me break out! Then, we tried a latex-free banaid and, what do you know, it didn't break me out!! 22 years and I just learned I had a latex allergy...go figure!!
I'll try to post another picture of my post-stitches, steri-strip covered "almost scar" later on today!
I hope y'all have had a great weekend!! :)