The best part of the evening was when a big group of us went to get some food from one of my favorite Tex-Mex restaurants in the city. I love me some Border Cafe. The waiter was awesome and loved us even though we probably ate every single tortilla chip that they had in the joint. All I have to say is that I'm glad I was wearing stretchy pants. Mama had a big dinner.
At one point in the meal, my friend looked over at me and said something along the lines of: "You know, when I saw you a few weeks ago you were just so.. not yourself. Now you're smiling and laughing. It's nice to see you back to being.. you!" And you know what? I DO feel more like myself. I'm back to cracking inappropriate jokes and laughing at things that other people don't even find funny. I've even noticed a decreased amount of anger regarding my job and some co-workers. I feel more peaceful than I have in a long time and you know what? It feels really great.
I'm in a pretty good place both mentally AND physically. My stitches come out on Tuesday - FINALLY! They're itchy and annoying and I just want them gone. I've had two physical therapy appointments and Susana says that I look very stable with things like squats, lunges and balance work. We did some small jumps and I am still favoring my left (non-surgeried) side, which she did not seem all that concerned about. I've been given the stamp of approval to go for an outdoor bike ride tomorrow. There's a 5k race that I signed up for months ago and that's still up for discussion. At the very least, I'll be walking it with two of my fellow Chix, Danielle and Ashley.
Have a great weekend, all!