Friday, January 27, 2012

Rest and Recover--update

[Note: This post was imported from the original blog this site is based on. It is a personal account of my experience and is not very relevant to the current website. I have kept it out of respect to the journey that led me here.]

These are my lovely healing incisions.
ps- please ignore how the roundess of my inflated belly
make it look like my pants are pulled down :P

Today marks three days after surgery (almost). Three whole days. I am doing much better than I was at this point last year, but I still sure do hurt. My incisions have bled a little and look a little bruised/scary. And my stomach is distended from inflammation, pumped in gas (for the operation) and loose blood. I look in the mirror and cannot help but think I am looking like an early pregnancy.

I cannot really muster the energy to write a well thought out and inspiring blog post today. That is not to reflect a sort of depression. I am actually feeling very positive currently. But I am extremely tired from all the energy draining my body has gone through to repair itself. I am dizzy and sleepy. I am light headed and achy. I'm easily annoyed. And I am so exhausted that I will doze off any chance I get, even in the car passenger seat (which I normally cannot do).

All things considered though, I am still recovering much better than I did last time. My last blog I listed all the contributing factors that I believe have played part in my better recovery from surgery. I won't go over those again and bore everyone! I just wanted to confirm that my healing has continued at a quicker/easier pace than my other surgeries. I have been rewarded for my diligent preparation and I am happy for that. I am going to continue doing even more experiments to better/speed up my healing, and I will post on those when I first get the chance!

As of now, I am just going to leave with a short recount of my current surgery recovery status. I can walk; very slowly, and not very far, but I can do simple things like limping up and down stairs and getting the mail. I can sit up in a chair--it kills my sliced abdominal muscles but I can! I don't need help getting dressed, can sort of open heavy doors, and can eat all normal foods again. Which I have been gorging on liberally. I can get on and off beds without help. I can prepare simple/instant meals. I am on slightly less pain killers. Most important... I can type! :)

Thank you so much for all the love and support and prayers, things went so much better than I expected!


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I want to be happy. And this site is about that chance. How to strive to thrive in the body I've got and maybe turn my experiences into something worthwhile.

This site aims to help educate and reach out to people all over that struggle with pain or illness. To try and make something helpful. I work as a medical research writer, my background is in neuropsychology and biology, and I want to share what I learn in a way that is easy to understand. I am not a doctor. I'm definitely not your doctor. I am just some lady who wants to make someone's (anyone's) life a little bit better. Whether you have endometriosis, a chronic injury, a struggling friend, or just want to learn something new, I hope to make a place that has what you are looking for.

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