Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Road to Recovery

Five days is all it's taken for me to feel normal again. Unbelieveable. Can't believe they can cut me, take out a 4cm fibroid and I'm pretty ok 5 days later. Thanks be to God... or the powers of the universe!

Thursday, the day before surgery was probably the hardest. "De-toxing"  - those laxatives were NOT fun. Nor was not really being able to eat solids. I was hungry by 9:30am!

Friday went ok. The hospital was... hospitable. I only got really nervous as they were prepping me and I tried to throw up, at which time they said 'glad we did the bowel prep'. Ewww. I don't remember anything after that; they apparently gave me some 'calming' medicine.

I remember Friday being all about mor.phine and sleep... one hour at a time because they kept waking me to take my vitals.

Mor.phine was still my friend on Saturday, until they replaced it with its cousin per.co.cet. Turning over was hard, and I considered it a great feat when I went to pee for the first time, and I took a walk down the hall.

I went home Sun afternoon and haven't really needed much pain meds, luckily & gratefully. I've taken per.co.cet before going to bed to make sure I get a restful sleep but I haven't even needed much ad.vil during the day. Yay!

Thanks for all your support, thoughts, prayers and checking in on me!

Here's to positive feelings, a journey forward on this road to recovery!

ps - I also pooped today for the first time, which I'm happy about because it's supposedly a big deal :)

18 comments:

  1. Great news that you are home and recovering! Hope it's a big step forward babywise : )

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  2. Glad to hear you are back home and in the recovery mode ! Yippee on the pooping ; )

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  3. Wow, that sounds like a lot to go through for 4cm. But I hope it's very worth it for you. And glad to hear you and your bowels are feeling better. :)

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  4. Woman, you are a champion! So happy you faired well and are home and feeling normal. And, hooray for pooping!

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  5. Glad to hear you are recovering well!

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  6. So glad you're feeling a little better. Hope you continue to have an easy recovery! Take care!

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  7. So glad to hear that it went well and that your recovery is not treating you too badly xxx

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  8. Glad to hear you're doing good! It's definitely amazing that people can feel back to normal less then a week later! A great thing though!

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  9. Congrats on the poop! It's so good when things go better than we expected!

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  10. So glad this is behind you now and that is went well! May it just be one of many lovely things going your way. Sending you a hug!

    Lily - The Infertile Mind

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  11. I'm so glad you're okay ! It's great that it's done. High five !

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  12. Hope you're still doing well in your recovery....thinking of you & continuing to send prayers:)

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  13. Hi there! I am also recovering from fibroid surgery- mine was on 8/5. Also about 4cm. (Thank goodness! At one point, it was 7!) And, like you, I was NOT a huge fan of the bowel prep. Ick ick ick.

    Glad you're feeling well and Yay! for a poop. ;)

    Happy ICLW!

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  14. Just wanted to pop in and say hope you are doing well and Happy ICLW

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  15. Hi there! Just stopping over for the first time from ICLW. Hope you continue to improve from the surgery! I read over your story and it looks like it's not been an easy journey, but I wanted to wish you the best of luck going forward!

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  16. Glad to hear that the surgery went well and that you're already on the road to recovery!!

    ICLW
    #56 Miss Ruby
    http://www.themissruby.blogspot.com/

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  17. Praise for a successfull surgery.

    The Mary show looks amazing I might just have to go there when I come up for IVF #3.

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