Friday, April 06, 2012

Recovery Time!

Greetings from the world of puffed pillows and pain pills, of naps and comfy clothes!

My hysterectomy surgery on April 3 was a success, and I am so blessed to have had wonderful doctors, a wonderful nursing staff, wonderful family, my wonderful husband and daughter, and of course, all of the wonderful prayers sent by you all. In short, it was, well, as wonderful as surgery can be!

My doctor was able to keep my remaining ovary, which means I won't be going into menopause, and that is a blessing, indeed! We still need to wait for pathology to come back on the uterus and cervix, but I pray it is all cancer-free and nothing further is needed.

I came home from the hospital on Wednesday afternoon and have been taking it nice and easy ever since. Yes, I'm in some pain, but it's not terrible, and is definitely manageable with pain medication. My two cats have been keeping me company and I've been doing my best to follow the doctor's orders: namely, to rest, rest, rest.

Thanks to my brother, I now have wireless internet and can stay in bed and surf the 'Net. Previously, we only had the 'Net downstairs and there's no way I'm up to navigating stairs at this point.

So! I cannot wait to get to your blogs and read what you've been up to! It's been far too long since I've thought about much else besides this surgery and everythin that went along with it, so my brain is rather enjoying its ability to read and watch movies and sleep and yes, write (though that is probably a few days off yet...).

And as it is Easter weekend here in the States, a huge Easter blessing to all of you who celebrate!

17 comments:

  1. So glad to hear it went well!

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  2. So pleased it went well, Melissa, and that you're able to manage the pain. Enjoy recovering - plenty of rest, maybe some writing, lots of reading - take it easy!

    Have a wonderful Easter!

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  3. I'm so glad you are doing well. Get lots of rest. That brother of yours gave you a real gift, didn't he?! :)

    Easter blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Happy Easter!

    I am SO happy that things went well and you're already on your road to recovery. That's great to hear.

    I pray that it keeps going speedy :)

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  5. So good to hear from you, and that everything went well! Been thinking about you and wishing you the best and a speedy recovery -- that still holds!

    Happy Easter!

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  6. I'm glad your surgery went well and that you can now surf the Net in the comfort of your bed.

    Happy Easter to you and yours too and here's to a rapid recovery.

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  7. That's a nice brother! So glad you're able to rest, sleep, kick back and heal. I'm glad you're managing well and I'm still praying for you. Here's to hoping for great pathology reports! *clinks glass*

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  8. So glad you are home and all went well! Will pray for good pathology news, and a continued restful recovery!!

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  9. So glad it all went well Melissa and you are being well looked after. Fingers crossed for pathology results and take care xx

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  10. I'm glad it all went well! Enjoy your rest and recovery. Nothing like a good book to keep you company when you're confined to bed - unless it's several good books! :) Internet is nice too - I spent a whole lot of time on Goodreads when I was sick recently.

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  11. Oh, Melissa, best wishes for a speedy recovery. Sounds like you are being well taken care of. Lean back against those puffy pillows and allow yourself to be pampered!

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  12. Welcome back & a speedy recovery.

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  13. I'm glad it all went well. Enjoy your rest time - I hope you have a pile of really good books.

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  14. So glad to see you back and doing well. Rest, surf, savor old movies and new books, and heal. All good thoughts with you.

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  15. Found my way over from Devon's site. I hope you recover quickly and I'm glad to read that it went well. Many prayers your way!

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  16. Thank you, all, for your comments. I'm thankful for each and every one of you!

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  17. All the best - get well!

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