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Post-Op Doctor Visit

SO I go back to the doctor and she releases me back to normal activity except for sex.  Apparently I need to wait another four weeks on that.  That’s ALL I needed to hear.  Otherwise it was about what i expected-waiting around 2 hours to see her.  Hopefully I will not have to go back for quite some time now that I have finally quit bleeding.  Hallelujah and Praise God!

I’m trying to write more now that the kids are out of the house and in school.  I’m working again on the bipolar book Finding the Eye in the Storm:  A Memoir of Bipolar Disorder.  Changing the name on the advice of a writer friend of mine.  So we will see how this goes.

Friday I will hopefully see a friend I haven’t seen in almost twenty years.  My college roommate is visiting from New Jersey and I hope to meet her in Flowood for lunch after my cllass Friday.  SO we will see how that goes.  I’m looking forward to it

I’ve got so much to look forward to.  I hope my doctor is right that I’m in remission.  I hope that means I can add more to my life than I have had the past few years and really start living again.  I can’t imagine going back to the life I was living back before I was diagnosed.  But I pray that God has something even better in store for me after this trial and I can realize it in my lifetime.  I’m trusting and praying that he will.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the week!

Bad Night

Had a bad night last night.  Bob stayed up later than usual on the computer, and then he couldn’t  seem to settle down to sleep.  I woke up early this morning with reflux that did not want to go away.  I finally got up and took some medicine and ate crackers to try to settle it down until the medicine kicked in.

Still no appreciable pain from my hysterectomy–I’m so blessed to be able to recover so well.  I just need to get another week without driving or doing housework then if I feel like it I can start back up where I left off.  And I think there’s going to be a whale to do. My house is a mess.  My laundry is a mess.  I’ve so overwhelmed just looking at it.  But I have a few days to myself next week while my youngest goes to church camp next week.  So we will see.

The big girl is off work because of a stomach bug, and we are all trying to avoid it.  She’s back able to eat real food today, but she still has not hear the results of a test telling her whether she can go back to work Thursday. I think I will suggest she call this afternoon and check on it.  But it is making llife interesting with her back underfoot in the house sick like me.

So hopefully today will become a better day as it goes along.  Hope everyone has a good rest of the week.

No Pain

(Hm.  I wrote a post this morning and now it seems that it didn’t publish.  I suppose I will start over again)

Not having any more pain today.  Still some bruising and a little spotting that is so much less bleeding than I have been doing.  Hopefully that means I am well on my way to recovery.

Finally resolved our issues with the wifi–the computer guy took out the stick Bob installed and installed a different one, and it ran fine, according to him.  So we are taking the other one back since it didn’t work properly.  I don’t know what was wrong with the one Bob bought, but the computer guy also cleaned out 10 gigs of malware, adware, spyware, and other garbage on his way to resolving the problem.  So that was good, too.

I need to get started reading and writing again.  I think I will start with my poetry books since I cracked open the novel I have left and it really, really looks bad.  It’s about the time just past the Civil War in Arkansas and looks just bad.  I hate that because the author is a professional acquaintance of mine, and I was hoping for better from him.  We will see.

Doing Better

I’m now going without pain meds and am feeling fine.  I’m still bleeding a little bit but it seems to be almost gone.  Which was the whole point of the procedure.

I’m trying not to overdo.  I know I feel fine, but I don’t know how much I need to try to take on.  I’m just walking around the house some and laying down some. I still have a lot of bruising around my incisions and am just going to have to wait that out, I think.  It looks like a tattoo gone terribly wrong.

My moods have been good.  That’s a  plus.  Of course, I’m not stressing about anything.  Everyone is taking good care of me so I don’t have anything to worry about.

I’m ready to get started on my coursework for school.  I’m excited about it and the days until it starts seem to be dragging.  I still have books to read for the residency class–I’ve been waiting for all the painkillers to get out of my system before I tried reading so I would remember it. I’ve got the historical novel and four books of poetry left. I should be able to finish those off soon.

ALl In all, I couldn’t have asked for the recovery to have gone any better  THanks for all the prayers and support.  Hope everyone has a good week.

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Post-op

I’m making it better today.  I don’t hurt as much–yesterday I had pain even with the painkillers so that wasn’t any fun.  My only worry is that my entire belly button region has turned purple. It’s not feverish- feeling or hurting, so I don’t have a need to call the doctor, I don’t think.  I’ll wait and see how it does over the weekend.

Everyone is pitching in and helping.  That’s always a good thing.  Between the girls we got the sheets washed from Tuesday’s changing, so that’s taken care of.  I caught up all the laundry before I left for the operation, so that will only need worrying about this weekend.  I’m not sleepy like I was yesterday so that is good.  I’m just reading news and all on facebook and news sites–I dont’ think I need to try to read my school reading because I’m not sure I’d remember it.  🙂

We’re getting fed good–our Sunday School class has been bringing by dinner at night and we’ve been having the leftovers for lunch.  Last night was lasagne.  So good!

I think I may go move around some more  Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Made it Through!

So far I seem to be handling things okay.  I’m sore, even with the pain medication, but ii’s not horrifying pain so I can handle it thus far.  I spent the day of the operation sleeping afterwards and snoring like a chainsaw according to Bob.  The doctor said hat everything looked fine–I did have fibroids and they were going to be biopsied with a pathologist looking into them, so that was reassuring and scary at the same time.  Reassuring in that there really was a reason for the bleeding but waiting for the other shoe to drop of  the path report being the scary part.

I’m staying still but busy catching up on email and blogging.  My younger two daughters should soon be home; the older middle one can take care of the youngest while I’m down, so that is reassuring as well.  The middle one starts band camp next week so we wills see very little of her at that point.  I’m not sure when my oldest finishes her job–I want to say after August first but I’m not positive.  She moves back to school August 15, about a month from now.  And I start classes at some point that next week as well.

I didn’t do any reading in the hospital–I was too sleepy and knew I would not remember what I read.  I spent most of yesterday trying to empty my bladder enough to be discharged and was finally let go around 3:20 p.m.  A friend of ours brought food around 5:30 p.m. and that was delicious–chicken pie, corn, blackeyed peas, green salad, and fruit salad.  Very good and very good of her to do.  We’ll be eating leftovers of it for lunch today.  Getting all my nutrients and that sort of thing to I can heal up faster.

Zero Hour Approaches

It is 4:40 a.m. and I am getting dressed to go to the hospital.  It should be against he law to have to get up so early.  Bob is staggering around like he’s punch-drunk.  But we’ll get there at 6 am. and hopefully get this show on the road.  Think about me if you have the notion today.  Hope everyone has a good week!

Slowing Down

I’m noticing that as life is finally slowing down, so am I.  I want to spend more time sleeping.  That’s usually not a good sign of things to come with me,.  I’m out of school so I don’t have the pressure of going to class in the mornings anymore, tempting me to sleep in every day.  I’ve been doing it, justifying myself with the fact that we’ve been so busy I need it.  But I think it’s starting to get beyond that.  Once the kids get out of school, I’ll be able to sleep a little later than I do waking up to see them off to school.  But I don’t need to get into the habit of sleeping my life away again.

I have scheduled a date for my hysterectomy.  It’s going to be July 14, after we come back from dance competition.  I am just about tired of dealing with this bleeding after almost a year of it, so I am just going to have it done and deal with whatever the consequences are.  I’m only removing the uterus, so hopefully my hormone functions will continue as normal and nto affect the bipolar.  That’s the plan at this point.

I need to tell my school I won’t be returning in the fall because I won’t be recovered enough by then to teach, according to the doctor’s discussion.  I don’t know about after that.  We will have to see.

Hope everyone is having a good week.  Blessings!