Wednesday, May 8, 2013

So one week post are things going?

Well to be honest, it's a little hard to say.  I'll start off by saying that the actual surgery was nothing like I expected and sort of kicked my butt.  I've had abdominal laparoscopic surgery in the past but this was nothing like that.  I knew they were going in through my side but it was kind of my side/back area and it left me all sore and bruised (big time.)  I guess when they move your organs around and stuff in there it can really mess you up.  Also apparently it took a lot longer than they thought.  About 4 hours instead of an hour and a half.  I still have some pretty significant back/side pain and it's just hard to get comfortable in any position.  

With some extra help last week from Dad and Mom and Leslie I was glad to be at home instead of the hospital and I'm trying to work my way back up to being able to do stuff (like putting on socks and drying myself after a shower-it's always the little things?)  I will say though that I actually feel worse than I did a couple days after surgery.  I'm not sure exactly why this is.  It could be the lack of Cortisol from the successful surgery (?) it could be the medication they are giving me to try to stimulate adrenal hormones.  Who knows.  Different websites and such warned that recovery would actually be worse than surgery due to the medications.  

So in the meantime I'm working mornings, resting in the afternoons and running out of programming on my DVR.  Hoping that in another day or so I feel like sitting up more so I can craft or scrapbook or something productive!  Lots of doctor's appointments in the next few days so maybe they will get all the meds straightened out and I'll start to feel a little better...

Thanks for all the notes and cards and such! (and thanks for not coming to the hospital!)   


  1. Oh, Janet . . . I'm sorry this has been a tough start for your journey to wellness. :( Sounds like you have a good attitude, though, and I can't believe you're managing to eek out a few hours of work each day. But that's what biz owners do. Hang in there. I'm thinking of you and praying for you LOTS!

  2. Give yourself some time. It's never as quick as you think. Sending lots of love your way.