Will I ever be done recovering?

5 days home since my hysterectomy, and I have to admit it has been tougher than I thought it would be. I am so thankful to have had my mom and grandma here to keep me company and help out with anything I needed and to take care of J as Nate had to travel this week. There was just a lot more pain than I had anticipated and the first two days home I did not move very much. Having surgery pain, even laparoscopic, in your abdomen while dealing with an almost constant pain/discomfort in my chest and back is hard. I get the urgency of my oncologist wanting my ovaries out, but ouch. I am slowly getting better. Yesterday, I walked with Nate to pick up J at the bus stop, and even though I had to sit down on the curb while we waited, I made it. Today was J’s picture day for baseball and I was on my feet for about an hour. I was pretty worn out when we got home and have been on the couch ever since. Tomorrow will be more of the same. I am so thankful for the friends and family who have fed us during this process and upcoming days. It has made it much easier to heal when I don’t have to think about cooking.
I am through the worst of it and the procedures I have left will be much easier by comparison. The last “surgery” I will have will be in July/August when my expanders are removed and I will get my permanent silicone implants. I am really looking forward to this day. These rock hard expanders are the worst. They are impossible to sleep comfortably with and just do not feel or look natural in any way. The only good part is that I have not had to wear a bra in 9 weeks. And now no more periods! Woohoo! It’s the little things right? And now with all of the new scars I have, I can create my own constellation. That was Nate’s idea.

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