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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.
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    Sounds like you got good news; that's wonderful!

    Listen to your body and let yourself heal. I had surgery May 1st and expected to "bounce back" immediately but didn't. I struggled with that emotionally and mentally - as well as physically. Eventually, I got back to my regular workout routine and am glad I didn't push myself as hard as I thought I should at the time.

    Be well!
    1128 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/26/2013 1:18:36 PM
  • v MISSG180
    Take your time getting well. Right now it feels like forever, but by Christmas it will only be a distant memory--provided that you allow yourself to heal up right!
    1128 days ago
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