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!