One Year Since My Ultrasound

One year ago, I had the ultrasound that identified a mass, which I affectionately called “plumkin” since it was the size of a plum and it was Halloween.Ā  I was somewhat relieved that they saw masses on me the size they were because I just wanted my cramps from Hell to stop and was, at…

Nutrition is Everything

I’ve managed to keep the weight off (usually at 158#), but my body fat has been fluctuating a lot because I cheat on my meal plan here and there when I travel and….well, I just love french fries and bread šŸ˜¦Ā  I’ve gotten as low as 156#, 24.1 BMI and 26.9% body fat, but that’s…

Update: Scar Pain at 7-1/2 Months

An update on my scar pain from over-massaging it: I emailed my doctor about my scar pain resulting from massaging it and she said that the pain isn’t from the surgery. Rather, it’s from my rubbing my scar too aggressively, which broke up the scar tissue. So it’s the scar tissue that’s causing the pain,…

Massaging My Scar at 7-1/2 months

Note: Your results may vary, but I’m just writing about what happened to me when I massaged my scar for a week. My friend suggested that I massage my scar daily to loosen the tissue, Ā and I tried to do for a week or so….BAD IDEA! My scar is sore again – much like how…

Dating Post-Op

There aren’t too many articles on this topic so I thought I’d write about dating after having a hysterectomy. So…my boyfriend broke up with me around 2 months ago, which put me back on the market. This was the boyfriend who took care of me during my operation as mentioned in my recovery posts. I…

What’s New at Week 22

(That’s not me in the picture, but it represents how I’m feeling right now after 22 weeks!) Here I am a little over 5 months post-op and I still can’t believe that I’ll never be getting another period again. I was at work, in one of the bathroom stalls and I could hear the person…

Week 17: Exercises I’m Avoiding

I’m still hoping that I can start exercising like how I was before my operation, so I tried to do some real planks where I held it for around 10 seconds. I was able to do that, but then the next day, I felt really sore. So here are some exercises that I’m going to…

On Post-Op Weight Loss

When I was going to have my surgery, I know that I was going to be sedentary for six weeks. I also knew that when I didn’t feel well, I tend to eat yummy things like sausage, bread, cakes, cookies, etc. which would cause me to gain weight. About Me and My Fitness Level I’m…

Made it to the Gym!

Last week, I decided to start going to the gym before work rather than workout after work to get it over with. I found that when I exercised in the morning, my back was a lot less stiff and I had a bit more energy (other than the afternoon “drowsies”!) than if I had not…

Crustless Egg Frittata

I’ve been eating eggs and oatmeal for breakfast for quite some time and I notice the difference when I eat a hearty breakfast vs. eating a skimpy one. Ā Lots of people say that they skip breakfast…don’t do it! You’ll end up starting your day on the wrong foot. Here’s my recipe for a crustless egg…

Having My Life Back (3 Month Update)

It’s been 3 months since my surgery and thingsĀ are still going pretty well. Here are some things that I still notice about my body: I still can’t jump or do anything that stretches my ab area without feeling sore the next day I still can’t wear jeans without feeling sore the next day, but the…

Turkey Sausage Recipe

When it comes to choosing between bacon and sausage, I always go for the sausage…hands down! I used to boil my store-bought turkey sausage which helped keep the sodium down, but then one day I thought to myself “I wonder if there’s a recipe for turkey sausage patties?”…and lo and behold…there are! Ā The store-bought sausages…