2 Weeks Post-Op and still side-lined

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thank You! to everyone who has sent me get well wishes and
who are still praying for me. I appreciate it sooo much. I had my surgery
2 weeks ago tomorrow. My incision is healing nicely but I've had some other
complications. I started bleeding badly when I got home and went back
to the hospital that same night. I was very dizzy and tired last week from
the blood loss, but my doc and I are in agreement that we both would like
to avoid a blood transfusion. My last blood draw wasn't great but it was better.
I've been resting a lot, taking iron three times a day, and trying very hard to
not have a pity party. The dizzy spells are less frequent and I have been able
to get out a little. I tried driving today but it was painful and I think I'm going to
wait until after the weekend to try that again.

Most of you know that I have been binge free for over three months now.
I started seeing a female counselor who specializes in eating disorders at
the beginning of October. I'm glad I did because I've had a few close calls with
the food since I've been laid up. I actually look forward to seeing my counselor
each week, and I wish I would have started sooner. She has really helped me
deal with the frustration I've encountered over the past few weeks.

I've had to put some of my Spark's goals on hold, but I have managed to log
in everyday and not break my streak. I even logged in from my phone while
I was in the hospital though I barely remember a whole lot from those two days.
I miss walking and working out but I know I need to wait a little longer and take it slow.

Thanks again for all your encouragement. It has really helped make the past
two weeks a lot more bearable.


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    I hope your feelinng better since this blog. I'm glad you found a counselor you like. I also have a female therapist and I really like her. Well hang in there and keep us updated.
    1957 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    Hope you feel better soon and wishing you all the best, emoticon
    1964 days ago
    I hope you are feeling better this week. I'm glad you saw a counselor. My daughter struggles with an eating disorder as well. It's a difficult struggle. I'm thinking about you and hoping for brighter days ahead!
    1969 days ago
    We do what we can do. It's great you stay connected. SP is a blessing to so many of us.

    I'll keep you in my prayers.

    Lots of (((angel emoticon ))) -Bri
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    1976 days ago
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    1976 days ago
    I truly love the counselor idea and am happy you look forward to seeing her! That's new to hear as I have never had anyone tell me they are happy to see their counselor. That means you two have bonded and are working in tune with each other.

    Please rest and don't push it too far. More rest can only get you better, but more movement, including driving, can only do more damage. And you can't go back once you've started to overdo it.

    Take care and my best wishes are there with you!

    1976 days ago
    I'm glad the surgery went well and that you are healing nicely. Hope the rest of recovery is quick! emoticon
    1976 days ago
    hang in there.
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    1976 days ago
    Praying things continue to improve for you. Take it easy. You have been through a lot. It will take time for you to be back at your fullest. emoticon my friend! emoticon
    1976 days ago
    It's amazing how much a surgical procedure totally wipes us out. Rest, recuperate, feel better soon!
    1977 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I hope you see some improvement soon.. That is great you are seeing a counselor who specializes in eating disorders. All too many people won't seek help with it :(
    Soothing thoughts, comforting hugs and healing thoughts sending your way.
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    1977 days ago
    Getting your health back to full strength is what is important now, so take the time you need to heal. I am so glad you have a counseler you trust and that is helping through the difficult times. Keeping you in my prayers, rest lots and know that all of us here love you.
    1977 days ago
    emoticon slow and steady wins the race...that applies to everything in life...including recovering from surgery..... emoticon
    1977 days ago
    I am so sorry you are suffering at all. You deserve better! Keep healing, keep hanging. You are a Spark inspiration. Signing in even when you are hurting! It isn't just about points... You are strong; you will get better! It's a privilege to know you! emoticon
    1977 days ago
    It is so nice that your counselor has been such a great help to you. I hope things continue to get better. It is great to have a news update from you.

    1977 days ago
    Wow, I'm so glad to hear from you again! You'll be getting better and better I know, because it sounds like you really have a doctor who cares. That sure puts us more at ease, doesn't it?! And good for you to talk to a counselor! That's what I should do! Wow, even writing from the hospital! Now that's dedication! That's how you'll get help weight-wise too. Good girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1977 days ago
    It is wonderful to hear from you and that you are at least getting a bit better. Hopefully, you will get better every day. How great that you kept on sparking even though you spark was a little dulled by unfortunate circumstances. Good thing you had a counselor to prevent a binge. Just keep taking it easy and don't take on too much, too soon. Still thinking of you with healing thoughts emoticon
    1977 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    Woo Hoo you blogged!!!! We are getting our Joy back!!! So glad your counselor is helping you. I think you were guided to her by God. He knew you had a rough road ahead and didn't want you to struggle more than you could take!!!
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  • CAMAEL100
    Hope you begin to feel better soon. It is great that you have managed to stay binge free through it all. Well done!
    1977 days ago
    We're all here for you, wonderful Lilac.

    I hope things continue to improve, and I'm sure they will!

    Keep your strength up, your goals can wait until you're strong enough!

    1977 days ago
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