We got out for a good long walk today - doing the grand tour of Louisville, including some of the historic sites mentioned at the Louisville historical society. We had lunch at B.O.B.S. sandwich shop and then walked home. It was about a 3.5 hour walk including lunch. I can see how this thing is going to go. The surgeon told George that he couldn't do any exercise except walking until he got his stitches out, which happens this coming Thursday. No biking, no hockey, no soccer, ho skiing, etc., etc.
"Well, can't I at least do the stationary bike?" George asked.
"No stationary bike! Nothing that gets your heart rate up or the capillaries in your neck will break!" said Dr. King.
George is already chafing under these restrictions. So, of course, we had to go for the mega-walk.
My other main challenge is getting George to eat - his appetite has gone down, and we want to keep his strength up. So far, Blizzards at Dairy Queen seem to be the answer - easy to swallow post-neck surgery and mmm-mmm good!
We have a big week booked of interviewing oncologists - thanks to everyone who gave us recommendations!