Today marks 5 weeks post-op since my hysterectomy. Things continue to progress well in terms of my healing. At least, how I feel. Next Thursday, I have my big 6 week appointment where they will let me know how things are healing internally.
But, right now, all is pretty decent. The right incision is almost gone. (I actually put an arrow to help point to it since it’s so hard to see in the photo!) The left one is still tender and sensitive. I made the mistake of accidentally scratching it today – totally mindless, just a natural reflex – and it HURT really bad when I did that. My belly button is still really aggravatingly tender and it gets achy wearing pants. Any amount of pant wearing is unacceptable to it. Damned re-attaching nerves! LOL
I’ve had less swelling lately which is good. In fact, someone yesterday asked me if I lost weight and said I looked really good. So that was a nice comment to hear. (Since the swelling has really been a downer.)
Next week is the big one so we’ll see a week from now if things are as good internally as they appear externally.
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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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