Saturday, July 4, 2009

Showers of Love and Healing....

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.

For now though, it is back to bed for me.
The pain pills are singing me a song.
I will visit when I can.


  1. You're in my prayers! I am asking God to help you hold your patience while you heal, AND to help you heal quickly.

  2. Jules,

    I'm so glad that the surgery was able to fix things that weren't showing up and that you are on the road to recovery. I know this is going to some subtle and maybe not so subtle changes in your life. Prayers for a speedy and thorough recovery ascending! Thank you for sharing.


  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery and you are in my prayers. Take care and God bless.

  4. Dear Jules, I had guessed that this was the procedure you were about to have.

    Caring and experienced nurses make such a helpful difference They understand how you feel that you are loosing your dignity - yet don't they so help to give it back to you (with my bowel issues I also just keep reminding myself that the doctors chose to specialise in this field!)

    I'm so happy your lovely flowers included some lilies, cos these flowers really helped me back in Oct 1998.

    Rest up, allow yourself lots of pampering. Once you've healed there are a whole lot of past health issues you'll never have to face again.

    And this year you can enjoy Summer in a whole different way as you allow yourself to heal. Rest up and enjoy the roses, and the lilies. Plus you know you are being looked after from above.

    sending care, and many loving yet gentle hugs,

    Michelle xxxxx

  5. Hi Jules,
    I have only just read about your surgery.... wishing you all the very best and a very fast road to recovery!
    Big Hugs,
    Donnie X

  6. Hi Sis Glad you are home give it 6 months and you will be back to your bulldog loving ways.Now make the most of it take it easy and don't go digging the garden.HO i'm glad i was born a man.Love to you and Hubby and the Children.AND HE WHO WOULD BE BOSS KEKOA. Will pray, you will be pain free.Love to all.

  7. thanks for share. great blog. See you on my blog also.

  8. Hi Jules! I've been thinking about you and it looks like I was meant to drop by...I will pray for a speedy-quick recovery and a few words of praise because everything went well and you got things taken care, God is good, you'll be back to chasing that lovable hound in no time.

    Hugs to you dear friend ~

  9. Hello Jules, here's sending loads of happy and positive vibes for a speedy recovery. Hugs/M

  10. Dear pleased that all went well and that you are back home and recovering. I wish you well and am sending energy by the buck load. Get well soon, you hear?'


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