Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Perils of Impatience

Ahh. Recovery. A time when you are supposed to enjoy lounging around, having everyone around you be your personal servant and slave while you eat chocolate and take long, luxurious naps.

Reality is quite different.

I've had some good days and some bad days. Yesterday was a bad day. I felt like I'd taken an entire leap backwards in my recovery process. I was in pain, was shuffling around, and most definitely did not get out for my daily walk.

I think this was because I overdid it the day before.

Weeks 3 and 4 (I'm on week 3) are supposed to be the most difficult recovery weeks for hysterectomy patients because we feel like doing more, but our bodies have other ideas. Therefore, we usually do end up doing more and overdoing it.

Thus landing us back in bed, flat on our backs.

So today, I'm practicing patience. I'm moving slow. I'm reclining in bed and allowing my body to heal. After all, I only get one shot at this. I better make it count!

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  1. Relax, sweetheart. We all want you up and moving and normal, but in good time!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  2. Poor you, I hope you're back on your feet soon.

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    1. I hope to be, Debs. I did manage to get another week off work, so that should help!

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  3. Patience is indeed a hard thing to master. I felt similar with my three c-sections. I felt like I was ready to do more, but was never quite ready.

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  4. I hope you get a really good rest today and that tomorrow you feel much better. Remember - baby steps! :)

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    1. Baby steps is right, JT. I need to remember that!

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  5. Praying for a quiet, peaceful, recovering day for you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Anna. Very much appreciated!

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  6. Melissa-it must be so hard, but hang in there and take care, my dear. Soon you will be back on your feet-but for now, let your body do what it needs to do:) Hugs!

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    1. I guess I need to accept the fact that I'm a slow healer. ;-) I'm determined to take it VERY easy for the forseeable future!

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