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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wow, I can't believe it's been 6 weeks have past from my surgery. Time has flown by especially once I started back at work. Going back to work full-time, while still in the recovery process was too aggressive an approach. After discussing with my manager and doctor, I ended up cutting back on my work time until mid-February, so I heal properly...

I really did not want to do this , but then I couldn't believe how tired I always am and that when I got home, I just crashed. I talked with my doctor about my tiredness and she said that was expected, after my surgery, which was a big surgery, abdominal hysterectomy, for an enlarged uterus due to fibroids, which was suppose to be 1 and half hours and ended up being 7 hours and 1/2. When they went in, they found that the fibroid had damaged the kidney, and that I had stage IV endometriosis...so I have had 3 doctors come in, it was a big surgery.

Progress is a bit frustrating... I can't walk fast, I'm walking very slow, and I currently have a lot of back pain...thank goodness for heating pads. Can't do yoga - oh, I miss yoga so much ...because I can't do any twists, maybe the most I can do is breathing exercises and modified stretch and poses, while making sure I don't over do it. Life is pretty much going to work, and coming home to sleep...so happy to have mom help me with some household stuff...My kitty is a great emotional help, too.

Every time I feel frustrated, I try to remember that recovery is growth I know I need to embrace setbacks and accept healing and recovery is not linear...which puts me at ease and at peace... Deep Breath.

I am healing...and I am getting better... and so it is!
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    keep on, keeping on. thinking of you and wishing you continued healing.

    2704 days ago
    Ditto on what Rachel and MCFit said before me. You're doing GREAT!
    2706 days ago
    It is so hard to be patient with the slow process of healing! You've been through a lot..and 6 weeks is not much time after abdominal surgery. No wonder you are tired! Hope you are able to take all the time you need...rest when you can!
    2706 days ago
    You need to be patient at this point. It is hard, however, you sound like you are taking the precautions and steps you need to. 2 forward- one back is still moving forward. emoticon emoticon
    2706 days ago
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