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April 15, 2011

on April 15, 2011

Today was my two week post-op check.  I was a little worried about it, my mind seemed to race through images of incurable infection, of guts falling out at every sneeze, and of never driving again.  It was hard not to.  Sometimes Dr. Google is not your friend.

I needn’t have worried.  My incision looked good, it’s healing nicely.  The pins and needles feeling that I have from my belly button down is normal – like I read – and will go away.  It may take up to six months, but the small nerves that were cut will regenerate.  Just about half the steri-strips had fallen off on their own, and he removed the rest.  The doctor said I should have a very small and thin scar.

He told me that the fibroid that he removed was the size of a plum.  His hands were just about the size of a baseball, but he said plum.  It was why the baby stayed so high, never descended, and kept turning breech.  If I had tried to deliver her naturally – if there weren’t any medical reasons for having the section – I would not have been able to.  She would not have been able to descend into the birth canal, and I would have ended up with an emergency section.  That thought is really scary, but also makes me realize that the birth I had was the one I needed to have, even if it wasn’t the one I wanted to have.

So, anyway, I’m allowed to drive, but not to California.  LOL!  He actually said that!  I can also start doing a bit more, that I won’t injure myself, even if it does hurt.  Stairs will still be draining, but I can do more than two trips a day now.  Twisting will hurt, but it will slowly get better.  I can start exercising if I want, but need to be careful not to over do things.  For example, I could do leg lifts to tighten up my stomach, but only one leg at a time.

So, Stu is sad.  He has to give me back my car.  LOL!

3 responses to “April 15, 2011

  1. lisasff says:

    Colleen D* G* posted on your Wall.

    Colleen wrote:
    “wasn’t 4/15 your original due date?? and gosh already at your 2 week post op check up.. amazing.. a friend of mine here had a baby boy on 4/1.. she too is doing great..

  2. lisasff says:

    Wendy B* S* commented on your post.

    Wendy wrote: “Darn. Guess we have to cancel that road trip to Cali next week. :-) glad you’re recovering!”

  3. lisasff says:

    Kat O* W* commented on your post.

    Kat wrote: “Kudos to you!! Glad things are getting back to normal with your body and life as well. I’m sure you’ll still let Stu drive….maybe??? xxoxxo”

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