Reaching Beyond Myself
Sunday, September 2, 2007
My recovery in a nutshell
I'm starting to feel slightly human again. I have my moments, then I give in to the exhaustion that seems overpowering at times. I find myself sleeping a TON, puking/pooping a TON, sleeping some more, popping painkillers, puking/pooping some more.........let me tell you, it's a blast around here!! LOL
On the flip side I figure this may be a great weight-loss initiative!! HA HA
I've decided that I would rather have another C-section with a 10lb baby than have my gallbladder out. Those who say this surgery is cake.....pfft to you.....I called my surgeon's nurse on Friday and asked her why I wasn't recovering as quickly as I've heard that people recover from this surgery do. She reminded me that 1. it was done on an emergency basis. 2. I just moved to MO, so I was already exhausted. 3. My gallbladder was pretty inflammed and nasty, and honey, let's not forget an organ was removed from your body..........."Oh" I said, so I'm on the two week recovery plan, eh?" She laughed and said, "atleast"
geesh.....they could have been a little more upfront.
The kicker in all of this is that I am suppose to be the bread winner now and I can't sit up for more than 15 minutes without feeling like I might pass out...........oh golly....more to worry about.......
Anyway, it's ramen, oatmeal and coke for this family of four, or atleast my hubs and kiddos as I think it's wasteful for me to eat since it ends up in the toliet one way or the other within 15 minutes of swallowing.....
That's my recovery in a nutshell..........LOL