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…

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…

Day 6 – Lady of Leisure

I was trying to figure out what was causing the pain when I walked and how to minimize it. The morning was definitely the best time for me to brush my teeth and hair, wash my face, etc.  because my blood wasn’t flowing that much after I as laying down in bed. I started doing all…

Day 5 – Sitting Up on Christmas

On Christmas Day, I opened up my presents from my boyfriend in bed. I got a welcome mat, a kitchen pad mat, and a magic bullet.  He made us cinnamon rolls in bed (!) and sausage. Once again, we just watched Christmas movies in bed. My lower abs were still swollen and numb today. I noticed…