Surgery is done! ✔️

Umbilical surgery is done. It was yesterday. I had a great doctor and nurses that made it the best experience it could have been.

Pain, swelling and bruising have gotten worse but that was to be expected. I’m a little nauseated this am but I slept really bad last night. Woke up at least a dozen times and nausea does happen with me when I don’t get my sleep. I won’t actually throw up, it’s just a lingering feeling. Overall I’m doing great!

I made my mindset list for the first 2 weeks of needing to be mostly sedentary and move as my body allows. That will be difficult and I’m quite an active person, but I will do what needs to be done. After the 2 weeks I have another month of restrictions. Can’t work out until I’m fully cleared after the 6weeks. 🙁

I always lean to my favorite poet Walt Whitman when I need to be grounded. This quote applies and I will be happy every hour. I am lucky to have a copy of his Leaves of Grass book. 1931 edition. I just love it!

I can control my diet, water intake, alcohol and getting some sedentary things done around the house that have been neglected. Alcohol should not be a problem as I have it under control but you never know how the mind works. Keeping my bedtime and wake up time the same to keep in a routine. I want to start working out when I can in the best shape I can be!!

Everything could be worse and I’m thankful all is just fine. The pain is quite steady even with medication but also, I’m not taking the strong medication they prescribed for me. It’s there if really needed but I do try to stay away from that stuff if possible. Maybe feeling the pain will remind me not to overdo it also. ✔️

Well that’s about it! Lol! I’m sure I’ll be just fine but sure will miss working out and all the progress I have made over the last 5 months. I’m up to 3 pull-ups! That’s huge for me. ( I have been restricted from working out my core for 6 weeks so yeah, that’s flabby. Lol! )

Thanks for reading! ❤️ Jackie

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10 Responses to Surgery is done! ✔️

  1. Love that quote! I don’t think you have to worry about getting flabby. You look great! And you have a great mindset. You were ready for this. You should feel so good about all you have done to be in the place that you are. 💪 💞

  2. Owwwwww Jackie uff that’s a lot to go through, you are SO STRONG!!! Yes, focus on getting the sedentary administrative tasks done while you can! Organizing finances and photos! Takes forever but feels great once it’s done 🙂

  3. Lovie Price says:

    wow..thats quite a mark! But you seem to be in a good mind frame and i’m sure you will do well with recovery . It’s always good to be somewhat fit before surgery of any kind. And i just know you will get back on track when you are ready! Miles of smiles for you , my friend!

    • Thanks so much Lovie!! I worked out right up to the day of surgery and can’t wait to get back at it but I’ve got 5 more weeks until I can. Trying to do things around the house slowly so I still feel accomplished. Yeah that mark got a bit worse too with bruising but it’s starting to feel better pain wise so I think I’m done with the worst. ✔️ Thanks for always commenting, hope you are doing well girlie! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. I am so glad it went well! Our bodies time to recover, so I am happy you have a plan.
    Hopefully time will help with pain, too!
    Hugs!
    xo
    Wendy

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