My darn belly button has been so tender and sensitive. It’s just so annoying to have anything brush/rub/push/touch it right now and has been for several days. So I called my doctor’s nurse just to make sure that was ok. (You know, a normal part of healing rather than a sign something is wrong.)
She said that so long as it’s not weeping (it’s not), or puffy (nope) or looking overly red or weird (neither) that most likely, it’s just the nerves reattaching and re-finding each other. They get severed and disrupted from surgery and need to reconnect. In a sense, it’s a good thing that it’s aggravated because that means it’s healing.
She also said if I am going to do any long term sitting with pants on, to put something between it and my pants. A little piece of a pad, or cotton or something like that to help until it calms down. She said it shouldn’t last more than another couple weeks. (She said they wouldn’t expect it to continue on as far as Thanksgiving for example. And I’m in there on the 17th so if I’m still having problems, they can double-check at that time.)
Anyway, I thought it was good news and just wanted to share. 😀
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:: about ::40 year old Pagan woman who lives in Florida with her guy and two cats, loves Disney, reads fanatically, tinkers in photography and runs her own handcrafted artisan jewelry business.
Inadvertently became the face of Healthcare Reform in America by posting the (in)famous "I am Obamacare" image and sharing the story of her hysterectomy at age 34. Now runs her own small business, PhoenixFire Designs, specalizing in handmade tree of life pendants, full moon tree of life necklaces, family birthstone jewelry, wire wrapped jewelry and more full-time.
Our best friend passed away suddenly March 13, 2010. Five years later, it's still hard. The full story can be read here.
Hysterectomy FundOctober 2013 Update: Happy 2 Year Anniversary!! I'm amazed at how different life is two years later. Though the hardest thing I've ever been through in my life, I've grown so much as a result of having overcome such terrifying and daunting medical issues. In a weird way, I'm better for having experienced these hardships. I'm more sure of myself these days and more confident I can face life's challenges better.
I have tried to turn this medical challenge into an opportunity and using this as a means to push forward with my small jewelry business and as a way to support myself again.
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