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am sure you will have noticed my crazy rants and major anxiety lead posts leading up to my surgery. Well I am one week post radical hysterectomy, and am doing really well!
As everyone said- it was nowhere near as bad as my head conjured it up.
the first few days I slept and they are now nothing but a blur. I stayed in for 5 nights- and was so pleased to get home I must say! The worst big for me, aside from the hospital food (!!) was most definitely the anticipation.
I am sore, and uncomfortable, but haven't really been in pain which has really sueprised me. Actually, I take that back- my first bowel movement was last night and that was pretty intense!! I was deep breathing for a good half an hour afterwards which had my husband in hysterics!!
I struggle to sleep, mainly because I can't get comfortable- but am being very well looked after I must say!
catheter out today, and although that was a huge relief.... I do miss not being able to pee in my comfy chair watching Netflix LOL!!
To everyone that helped me during staging, and surgery wait- thank you. You're all amazing and have really made this feel far more doable than I ever imagined.
I am very much looking forward to recovering fully- not trying to rush it at all, and taking each day as it comes... the only stress I have is waiting on pathology, which emotionally I am finding very difficult- but have everything crossed for that, and hope I can get back to 'normal' ... whatever that is!
My concern for pathology is that my surgeon ended up taking an ovary, which wasn't planned. He is still pretty sure that I won't need further treatment, and says he took it as a precaution, and based on conversations with me to do whatever is necessary. He believes it is nothing sinister at all and in his words- he is 90% sure it won't be in lymph nodes. I just so hope he's right- certainly feel I've been through enough!! (Haven't we all!!)
Relieved that part is over for one :) hope everyone is doing well.
07.08.20 diagnosed with squamous cell 1b2 cc
16.09.20 radical hysterectomy