Thought I would give an update on Surgery Girl here! Today it has been exactly 7 days since I underwent a robotic hysterectomy, a successful one at that. Everyday seems better and better and the scale seems to stay the same, where my body usually likes to be. It doesn't vary, dang it. I had gained about 10 pounds the past six months but as of today that 10 is now gone. I think if i could get the constipation thing under control the scale might go down a bit further. I'm not eating junk food but I'm not exercising either. I'm enjoying the many meals that friends have brought to us. Last night was baked chicken, mashed new potatoes and salad. It was yummy. Most of the meals have been pasta something with cheese and I think cheese is a constipator too. I have eaten a few salads which are good for me. Definitely eating less on my plate!
I wake in the mornings feeling pretty good but by the end of the day my tummy just hurts like gas buildup. I seem to remember someone saying that my bladder was attached somewhat to my uterus and that might explain the bladder thing hurting too, bruised. I'm down to one pain pill the past couple of days and my goal is no more, especially by Friday as I have to go into the office and do payroll. I look forward to that, getting out.
I've also logged some time the past couple of days at my easel, successfully. I never realized how exhausting that could be. Yesterday it was all day which felt good. I'm not finished yet:
I would like to send a shout for some good vibes for a friend. Her husband is our right hand man at work and they are the nicest people you will ever meet. Jamie has been battling stage 4 ovarian cancer for the past 2 years with all kind so experimental stuff, regular stuff, you name it but her body is just riddled with cancer at this point. She is trying to hold on till their first grandchild is born, a boy, in July but at this point they don't think she will make it a month. She has hardly missed a day of work up until now. She is losing her battle and it is heartbreaking. I feel sad that I am rid of that stuff with a fear of cancer but none was there. They just need some time for her to hold that grandson.