I realized yesterday that I have literally not left my house in a week. I don't think I have even stepped outside. That's INSANE. And what is more insane is that it's not driving me insane.
When they said I needed two to three weeks off work for recovery, then back at light duty for at least two additional weeks, I was skeptical.
Never fails to make me laugh
But turns out these medical professionals know what they are talking about. The actual pain from surgery is MUCH BETTER. But I am still so easily tired. Like, I did about three hours of homework yesterday. I didn't shower or anything before, just sat at the computer and worked. And when I was done I was EXHAUSTED. Like, required a three hour nap exhausted.
Beyond the healing and my body rebelling and making me sleep deal, things are pretty good. I am having pain on my lower left side similar to what was there before the surgery, which is upsetting but I am giving my body time to heal before I freak out about it. It honestly seems to be improving over these last couple of days.
I am also starting to have symptoms from the lack of hormones. My hot flashes, which I was already having from the Lupron, have definitely kicked up a notch. I am also slightly (more than slightly) emotional, and I am thinking that is hormone related. I have cried during every movie I have watched on break. I cried when we couldn't find caterpillar, I cried when he was found. I have teared up several times watching basketball and watching the nightly news... I mean SOME of these would have happened anyway (I LOVE A GOOD BASKETBALL GAME!) but I am giving some credit to my hormones being out of whack.
Family and friends have been amazing. We are so blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives. I have seriously not had to worry about food, childcare, cleaning, school, work, ANYTHING! It's amazing. And I would feel guilty, except it turns out I really needed this help. So I am feeling nothing but grateful.
And there I go, crying again.
So that's it. I am still laying around. Getting better every day. It's just taking a little time.