One-week post-op report
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I had my surgery a week ago. My weight is back down to less than it was the morning of the surgery. At times I feel energetic, but most of the time I'm a little weary. I could have used a few more hours of nap time yesterday. Maybe I'll get to make that up today.
I made four loops around the block yesterday. I'd intended to do six, but I'll set that for my goal today. I'm walking at about a 3 mph pace. My body feels like it could do more, but I'm not pushing it.
My doctor called yesterday with the results of the biopsy: benign. That's what we expected, because the odds of a malignancy (especially in someone without a family history of reproductive system cancers) is infinitesimally small. I haven't had a hot flash. The doctor suggested that my hormone levels may have already been fluctuating enough that removing my ovaries did not throw my system into shock. I still have the prescription for HRT if symptoms show up later (which she suggested they might) and I cannot live with them.
I'm being very good about following my activity restrictions. I really want an "all clear" when I go in for my four-week check up, and that will only happen if I give my abdomen time to heal. I'm already dreaming about that first ride. I hope it's hot and sunny. I hope I sweat like crazy.
I think it's nap time.