I had to see both my surgeons yesterday for follow up appointments.
First one was with my OBGYN for Hysterectomy, I am now 2 weeks post op and despite some of the complications I have been having everything is recovering well and I must continue to take it easy and be careful during my flight to England as I am still at risk for a blood clot, they advised me to take asprin and wear my compression stockings, and keep my feet moving.
Next I saw my spine surgeon and my back has really been bothering me over the past week, just a real bad back ache that has been challenging to del with. My doctor was wonderful and so kind. He explained that although he doesn't believe my surgery has caused me any harm it has definately set me back and it explains alot of my pains and the fact that I can't do my excerises, now I can resume some of them so that should help.
I explained to my doctor about the reasons for my trip and the emotional roller coaster and the death of my granny. He told me that he cannot believe how good I looked after 2 major surgeries and everything that I have been through that he should be asking me for advice!! He gave me xanax to get through my flights and to help me sleep so that I stop tensing my back and made sure I had enough pain medicine for when I was away and wants to see me again when I return from my trip just to check on me, he was so nice to me and so patient with me, he made me feel so good yesterday/
I know I need to continue to take it easy but start doing some of my excercises, just have to listen to my body, stop when it hurts. Funny thing is my insurance company will not re-fill my demerol probably because 2 docs have prescribed it to me now, maybe I need to contact them and explain that I had 2 major surgeries.
On a good note, I am going to do my best to attempt to see Eclipse with my kids this afternoon, I bought the tickets in advance and I am the huge twilight fan!!! LOL Even if I hurt afterwards, it will be worth it!!!!
One of the biggest issues I suffer from daily is unrelenting nausea!!!! Does anyone have any good tips on how to help ease this. I have lost about 5 lbs since my last surgery, I am down 25lbs altogether, woo hoo.....I am down to 127lbs, I started this to help take the xtra weight off my back, I believe it does help.
So sorry for the long post, feels like your all family here and I just keep talking, LOL
Wishing each and every one of you well,