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…

Venturing Outside After 2 Weeks

Here I am, 2 weeks + 4 days after my operation and I wanted to try to venture outside. I’m able to walk a little faster, stand longer, but I still walk a little hunched because I’m worried that if I stand up straight, the wound might tear open…which I know, is ridiculous, but having…

Week 2 – Resting is the Best Medicine

Starting my 2nd week of recovery, I thought I was getting a lot better yesterday. My swelling had gone down and my wound was barely hurting so I walked around a lot. I’m feeling the effects of that today. This morning, I felt a little bruising around my incision on the left side and thought…

Days 9 to 11 – Turning the Corner

On day 9, I took a towel bath and, with my mom’s help, washed my  hair in the kitchen sink and I felt so much better. I was able to sit up in a chair and even sat on my couch (on a pillow).  I got a swelly belly by the evening and had to…

Days 7 and 8 – Working in Bed

I took a week off to adjust to the surgery and so, I had to return online after the Christmas holidays. I’m working from home for 6 weeks so I asked my mom to bring my laptop to my room so that I could work from bed which wasn’t too bad! I noticed small improvements each day…