Monday, August 13, 2012

convalescing

nearly 2 weeks ago i spent a few days looking out of this hospital window
and sleeping a lot
due to my endometriosis and adenomyosis filled gynae history i had an abdominal hysterectomy: although we made sure that the doctor had strict instructions right up until she dug the knife in. Kind Dog and a sharpie saw to that...
things turned out to be rather more complicated than they had seemed on the outside, but after nearly 3 hours of surgery all was done and neatly stitched back together.
 The nurses were lovely and made sure that all my snacking needs were met:
i could watch the olympics in comfort
by day 5 i was feeling better
 and we were both quite happy at the prospect of me coming home
so i was carefully decanted into the car and brought home
where i have been well looked after: viz emily's chicken noodle soup on a tray for my first dinner at home
  breakfast in bed every morning
 constant feline companionship
  and wonderful get well presents from Kind Dog

 i even made it into the studio this afternoon for 15 minutes: a little stitching was wonderful but exhausting.  back to convalescing.


5 comments:

magsramsay said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. It sounds like you're receiving excellent care, continue to take it easy.
I had a hysterectomy when I was 38 for fibroids - a difficult decision but my quality of life improved no end. I did a lot of hand stitching while I was off work, helped by the 'red medicine' (wine box,at waist height so no lifting involved!)

librarygirl said...

oh lovely, I hope you're feeling so much better: looks like you're being cherished which you deserve!

kaiteM said...

I also had a hysto at 38, best decision of my life. you won't look back but just take good care of yourself for 6 weeks now. no lifting.

Suse said...

Looking forward to spoiling you a little more at craft camp.

Rest well.

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