Two weeks have come & gone since my surgery. I have been resting, healing & slowly nursed back to health. Every day is better than the last. Every day is another step away from the hell I was living. I am blessed & grateful to be here. Praise God!
I'm still experiencing pain, still on the Vicodin...but I anticipate the end is near. I can tell the pain is from the surgery & it's different from the pain I endured for the last five months. My doctor assures me I am going to feel like a new woman & I feel confident that I will.
I'm still not up to writing all the details of the surgery, but I will soon.
For now, I am thrilled to be on the other side of this surgery, looking back. I am so excited to leave my house for reasons other than going to the hospital. We may even head to the lake on Saturday! Just for fun! I barely remember what it's like to make plans & have a good time. I know if I'm not up for it this weekend, it won't be long till I am.
I am so happy to blog again & look forward to interacting with y'all again!
Sincere thanks to all of you for your prayers, support & understanding. You helped me maintain my sanity.
Talk to you soon!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I only have the energy for a quick update. My surgery actually happened, so yay! Overall, the procedure went well. I am home recovering & feel a little better every day. I am surrounded by love & my family is taking excellent care of me around the clock.
Thanks to everyone for all of your prayers, positive energy & support! I know it helped me! I am so grateful for all of you.
I will post all the surgery details soon...
Until then, take care everyone.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I have been too sick to blog & it really sucks. I've been hospitalized twice this week, Tuesday for severe pain & Friday for severe pain & dehydration. I don't know what happened, but I couldn't hold anything down yesterday & spent the afternoon vomiting. Luckily, I recognized the beginning signs of dehydration & got to the hospital. By the time the doctor could see me, I was in rough shape with cold sweats, numb limbs, excruciating abdominal pain. I think it was the worst I have felt through all of this...and that's really saying something.
An x-ray showed that I have a back up of stool, but it wasn't far along enough for an enema to help. So now I am taking stool softeners & laxatives, hoping I can get moving. The doctor said I shouldn't wait until the day before the surgery to start because I would need more time to clear my bowels.
Today is better, I haven't thrown up & my pain isn't as bad. My doctor increased my meds to two Vicodins every four hours, instead of one. It is providing some pain relief, enough that I can somewhat function (and blog!).
My aunt came over to perform my first pre-surgery Jin Shin Jyutsu session. It was wonderful & relaxing.
The next four days cannot pass fast enough for me. All I can do is pray this surgery is going to help. And that I am done throwing up.