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…

Day 3 – Time to Go Home

Today is the day I went home. In the morning, I was still a little groggy and it still sucked getting out of bed. It took me around 5 minutes to simply sit up in bed. The only “improvement” was that I knew what actions to avoid because I knew that it would cause more…

Day 2 – Walking in Pain

The doctor said that the second day would  be the worst day of all and she was right. During my first night (between day 1 and day 2), the night nurse came in to check my blood pressure and temperature (for infection) as well as give me my dose of painkillers (norco).  The first day,…

Day 1 – After Surgery

The next thing I remember after being in the operating room was waking up and having a couple of nurses around me. The room was white and the lights were really bright so it must’ve been the recovery room. I remember saying “pain” whenever I felt it because my mom’s friend told me to say…

Two Week Countdown

My pre-op appointment with my gynecologist was 2 weeks before my 12/21 surgery. I kept my clothes on and we just talked a little more about the surgery and signed the legal documents that ensures that I understand that I’m having a hysterectomy, that I’ll no longer be able to have children because they’ll be…