I worked from home Wednesday through Friday, and one of my co-workers stopped by on Friday afternoon to collaborate on a presentation. The group at work had sent over a Schwan's frozen foods truck and $60 of credit. They are famous for ice cream, but they had all kinds of food. We got peach pie, cinnamon rolls, mahi mahi fillets, turkey pot pies, and a couple of ice cream flavors. So after we finished the presentation we shared the ice cream windfall. It was good to feel useful and productive. That evening we had steak and a good bottle of Cabernet, my first alcohol in 12 days.
From the experience I lost 7 pounds, but my appetite was back in full force, so some of that would be regained over the weekend. By Saturday I was up to 90% and feeling good. Attending church on Sunday was pretty normal, except for having to urinate more often than usual. If I ever get nominated for knighthood, I will be known as "Sir Peesalot."
Went to work as normal on Monday, and except for being the best customer in the restroom, no issues. Still a bit sore when the bladder was empty. Had one episode where a clot came out, and pee was orange for a couple of hours, but normal ever since. My endurance was still low, and my need for sleep high (9+ hours vs 7-8), and by Friday afternoon I was bushed. We were having dinner guests that night, so I bailed at 2PM and went home for a nap. Good call, as we enjoyed our guests and we laughed and talked until nearly midnight.
Saturday weather was excellent, and I did chores around the garage that involved some bending, twisting and lifting - including trailering the Polaris ATV and Toro snow thrower to their separate repair centers. Our winter snow was the worst I'd seen, and both machines had given their all for the snow removal efforts. On Sunday after church we went to some friends' house for lunch, after which we kicked a soccer ball around with their kids and played some whiffle ball. Plenty of daylight left for a motorcycle ride. But when I got home, things were not quite sore in the bladder/groin area, but a bit tender, so I took it easy. Hope to get on the bike next weekend!
Still a bit uncomfortable Monday, but fine Tuesday. Well enough to travel, so I flew to Tucson on Tuesday evening. Boy did my arms get tired! (sorry, old joke)