I was able to come home from the hospital yesterday afternoon. It is so nice to be home. I never thought I would say this but....I enjoyed my stay. Every nurse I had was so nice, caring, and patient with me. Even when I was slow, even when I made a mess, even when I lost my dignity, even when I asked for pain meds at 2am........they were right there for me like I was the only person that mattered.
I didn't think I would actually share this because I find that some are embarrassed by the procedure. But the more people I talk with, the more I think it is important for you to know....sorry men......I had a complete hysterectomy on Wednesday. After listening to all the stories of women who have done the procedure, I thought for sure it would be painful to even breathe and I would be in so much pain. The truth is that while I am slow and uncomfortable, I am doing well. There are even times when I forget I am uncomfortable. Instead of feeling like I have had my insides taken out, I feel more like I have done sit ups for a solid day.
I am grateful it is done, grateful it was an option, and grateful for the results. It turns out that there were other things going on that didn't show on the pre-surgery ultrasounds. All is well now and I am on the road to recovery. I will be slow for a while and won't be much more than a spectator in many summer events but that is okay. I already feel better in some ways than I have for a long time.
I was blessed with so many visitors, flowers are everywhere,
phone calls are plenty, and meals are being set up.
The pain pills are singing me a song.
I will visit when I can.