Sore Again (Week 9)

Here I am at week 9 and I felt sore all week. I’m not sure why. I normally felt the soreness whenever I walked. At work, I’ve been walking 2-3 times a day (around 3000 steps according to my pedometer) so maybe that’s it? I’m not sure. I’ve also been exercising  a lot more –…

Things I Still Can’t Do at 2 Months

It’s been around 2 months since my operation and I’m feeling really well!  However, there are still some things I can’t do. #1: Wear Jeans While I can fit in my jeans and wear them comfortably, a day or so after, I feel A LOT of soreness (like bruising) around my left side where I…

Recap: 1st week Back at Work

Last week was my first week back at work. My co-workers were really happy to see me and I was glad to have someone else to talk to other than my mom and my nieces and nephews who came to visit. I was worried about what I could wear because for the 6 weeks I…

Made it to Week 6!

I’ve made it to week 6!  I remember when I was suffering through week 1 and I thought “how could I possibly get better in just 6 weeks??” because the pain was excruciating. But…here I am! 😀 Overall, I feel really good. I feel a slight bruise-y feeling on my left side where I hurt…

Starting to Drive (Week 5.5)

Today was the first day I spent the whole day out and about and drove myself. My doctor cleared me to drive as long as I could twist at my waist and wasn’t taking my painkillers. I stopped taking my painkillers at week 2-3(ish), but there would be no way I could’ve driven myself because…

Week 5: Post-op Light Lifting

After getting sore last week, I decided to take it easy with the lifting and exercise.  I went out on Saturday to run some errands and a couple of hours later, I was feeling quite sore (like week 3-4 soreness). I still tried to stretch my muscles by not using weights and did 3 sets…

Week 4: Time to Workout!

The wait is over! Today marks the 1 month hysterversary and I’m feeling close to normal. I still feel a little sore (slightly) on my left side, which was where I felt the searing pain the first couple of weeks, but it’s not that bad.  It’s more like my body is saying “Be careful…I’m not completely…

Buh Bye Period!

According to my period reminder, I’m supposed to start my period now haha!  I have to admit that it’s SO great not having to worry about cramps, taking my meds on time, making sure that I have enough tampons and pads in my purse, etc. I’m still not sure what I should do with my…

My 3 Week Post-Op Appointment

Today I went to the doctor for my post-op appointment so that she could take off the tape. She took it off and said that my scar would heal well, but as she was taking it off, she ripped off some of my skin. But the scar doesn’t seem to hurt that much anymore! In fact,…

Post-Op breakfast

I’m back on my nutrition plan which includes eating eggs and oatmeal for breakfast. I have to be honest that eating a lot of eggs in the morning really keeps me full. Plus, adding cranberries to the oatmeal along with some protein power makes things sweet. Here’s my post-op breakfast: Eggs Recipe 1 egg 3…

I’m Not Wonder Woman – Week 3 Update

This morning I woke up and my stomach wasn’t swollen at all! I felt really confident that I was getting better and was heading more towards normalcy. I did my usual routine which was to make eggs and oatmeal for breakfast. Then I plopped myself down on the couch to work. I thought I could…

Day 20 – Feeling Good

Last night when I was sleeping, my wound hurt a few times because I was trying to stretch. Being sedentary/stiff for so many days was taking its toll on me and I just wanted to do a few realllly nice stretches, but it made me hurt. Regardless, I woke up feeling quite good…almost normal! But…