June 25, 2022

It was a dreary, rainy morning and better part of the day. Outside of running a few errands early on, we mostly lounged with the pups and watched nonsense on tv. I’m thankful for a day without pressure. And I only needed Tylenol once today!

June 24, 2022

I got my bandages off today. The nurse cleaned my incisions and put silicone tape over them, and I’ll see my doctor again in a couple of weeks.

When my doctor said a week of recovery, I thought he was nuts. Even my general doctor rolled her eyes and said she’d write me a note if I needed more time off work when I told her during my pre-op visit. But here I am, a week post surgery, and I’m almost completely off pain meds. That being said, I’m still quite bruised, swollen, and generally uncomfortable. It often feels like my ribs are being squeezed. Every once in a while, I stretch or twist wrong and pull the stitches on the left side which renders me speechless. Shooting pain. Ugh. Thankfully, it passes quickly.

Even though I have this time of healing and getting used to another change in my body, I’m so grateful to have come this far. I already feel so much better.

June 22, 2022

Today I had to remind myself that it’s not even been a full week since my surgery. I’m in that awkward stage post surgery where I’m starting to feel a bit better, but when I try to do stuff, I feel lousy and tired. It’s frustrating. My stomach is more sore today and my incisions are starting to itch. That’s probably a good sign. I was able to go the day with over the counter pain killer instead of prescription, and I even walked a bit after dinner, so I’m getting there. I’m thankful for that.

June 21, 2022

Patrick is teaching face to face summer classes now, so I was alone most of the day. Thankfully, I’m moving a bit better now, so I wasn’t too worried about managing on my own. I’m still extra tired, so I ended up watching a movie and napping a bit. It was kind of nice having complete control of the tv. And a couple of my sisters had chocolate-dipped fruit delivered, so lunch was covered. Yum! I’m thankful for my sisters, and I’m grateful I’m on the mend.