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What is 2 Weeks?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

What is 2 weeks? emoticon
2 weeks ago at this very minute I was in surgery. Because of post-menopausal bleeding,(and the damn thing never worked-as in no babies) we decided I needed to have a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, including my ovaries and Fallopian tubes.
So many new experiences have happened to me in the past 2 weeks. Other than having my tonsils out when I was 4, this was my first surgery and hospital stay.
One thing I did learn-I am not a good patient! I have no patience for me or anyone else when I am hurting or frustrated! I want to be better NOW! I am afraid of blood clots, inactivity, not working (no paycheck), going back to work, not healing and hurting. WOW basically everything.
Another thing I did learn-It is OK to be just OK! One Day or One Minute at a time. And Breathe. This too shall pass. Self care is not just a saying! It is very important after surgery. This is a concept that took me a few days to realize how important it was. I may seem to be lazy, in my eyes, but I am not. I am caring for ME!
The most important thing I did learn-WORK those abs, back, legs and arms before surgery! Because I had 4 weeks between the decision to have surgery and the actual surgery, I had time to prep for it. A girls best friend after abdominal surgery is the Bridge! After surgery I needed to put on a binder to help hold everything in place. The nurse said "this is going to hurt since I need to roll you when I put this under you." Instead I did a bridge and NO PAIN at all! YEA! Arms-well you gotta pull yourself up and set yourself down, another best friend here. Legs-up and down again. Abs and back are a no brainer! Without strength you are basically screwed!
I feel better today than I did yesterday. Which I am taking as a good thing. And, God willing, I will feel better tomorrow.
One Day At A Time!
Laura emoticon
PS I am off all pain meds and that makes me happy! emoticon
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    emoticon for sharing, sweetie!! Great reminders for us all.... emoticon
    581 days ago
    hope you feel better soon
    581 days ago
    You are not alone. Be careful & don't overwork your body. When the time is right, you will feel better than you have in years. Hang in there!!!. On a positive note "No More Menstrual Cycles"
    581 days ago
    AWRIGHT! You are moving on the right direction!

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!

    Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
    Og Mandino

    581 days ago
    Your body will go through a change having everything gone. I had a total with everything taken 2 years ago. I feel good but wish I had worked my abs more prior. Hang in there. Everyday you will feel better and stronger
    581 days ago
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