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Unhappily learning to be patient and succeeding at being frustrated

Saturday, June 09, 2012

I am now 18 days post surgery. On the whole I feel pretty good. My skin is healing and I finally got the remains of the I've bandage tape off my wrist. I am trying to experiment with soft foods - so far only tuna but I think I adore fat free refrained black beans. I am careful about getting in protein and work hard at fluids, my only problem is if I move my side hurts something awful. My surgeon told me that the area that is hurting had a really big hole that they yanked out the damaged tissue and gall bladder through. They told me to take it easy for a couple of weeks. Thinking like my literal son, I did take it easy for a couple of weeks, I want to move now.

My frustration is expectation. In pre-op they told us to start a walking program and to keep adding to it. They even mentioned water exercise after 3 weeks, i thought i would be feeling much better by now, If I walk around my side aches. I just wish I knew when I was going to be able to do things again. I guess I should know by my age that things will happen when they are supposed to happen.

I guess the good news is that I want to follow the eating plan just as told AND a bunch of weight has dropped off. This week, I was able to wear some clothes that have been waiting for me for years. I can't wait to have a closet try on day. That will have to wait until it dowsn't hurt to stand.

Life is such a wonderful journey.
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    Glad that over all you feel better!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team
    2170 days ago
    Having gone thru hip surgery last September and shoulder surgery in Feb - I totally understand that frustration. I was given permission to get back in the pool on May 1st and have started a swimming program. Started with 6 lengths the first week to build up to 20 lengths 4 times a week by end of May. June I'm at 30 lengths. It has been very difficult to get my stamina back to where it was but it is coming and yours will too.
    2170 days ago
    Its nice to know I am not the only one with that pain in my side! I am 17 days post op. The pain has improved but when that muscle catches, holy moly it hurts. I cant sleep on one side at all and the other only if i am against my husband and he DOESNT MOVE! lol Poor man. I still cant bend over. I am feeling some muscle wastage and realise i need to be exercising to prevent that. But it hurts!
    I didnt have my gall bladder removed, so i dont know whats up with me. However, I havent had ANY shoulder tip pain. I am hoping this next week is going to bring some really good healing. Take care and hang in there! This pain will be a distant memory down the track :)
    2171 days ago
    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

    You have the power to succeed or fail.

    You have chosen to succeed.

    Few baby steps complete a long journey

    Writing is progress!!!

    Janet- emoticon
    2171 days ago
    That has to be really tough, good luck!
    2171 days ago
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