Hey friends! I am sorry that I disappeared. I have a good reason though.
I have been out of commission for a bit. I found out that I had to have a Total Hysterectomy. My surgery was on January 28th. I look like I am drugged but they didn’t give me any medicine until they were ready to wheel me into surgery. You don’t look too good after two days of a clear liquid diet and a bowel prep.
I will be posting my Hysterectomy story on here soon as I want to get it recorded. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few pictures.
I was more scared than you can imagine about having it. My anesthesiologist felt so sorry for me because my anxiety and fears were through the roof. Note my extremely puffy eyes from crying so much.
Well, the surgery went really well and I shouldn’t have been so afraid. I gave this thumbs up when the nurse told me that I was released to go home just hours after the surgery. Can you believe that? You can have major surgery these days and go home the same day?
The hospital wouldn’t let me wear any nail polish so I felt naked. Kendall offered to paint my nails for me. I love that girl.
This man has been AMAZING during this recovery period. He has stayed by my side every minute. He gets me anything that I need. He has taken over all of my household duties without any complaints. He even naps with me. I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband.
Here’s another one who hasn’t left my side either. She is such a sweetie.
Poor guy has had to take over the laundry duties. It is no small feat when you have a family of five. Plus the fact that the boys wear the same size, as do Kendall and I. Makes sorting a bit harder for him.
I have had a good, yet rough, recovery. Again, I will tell the story later. Today I went out for a ride and even made a short trip into the store. Yay me!! I even straightened my hair, put on a little make-up and wore real clothes (sweats!).
I am now 3 weeks and 2 days since the surgery and feeling pretty good. I still have restrictions… no lifting, pulling, stretching, exercising, etc. I have to say it feels good to not feel guilty about my lack of exercising. 😉
I have spent some of this recovery period on the couch with the laptop working on my 2014 Project Life family album. I think I got about 20 pages done. I am really excited about that. I am hoping that I can have that book done sometime in February. I am also working on editing my 2013 pictures so that I can make a MyPublisher photo book with those pictures. I bought a discounted book coupon over the holidays that is getting ready to expire so I need to get myself in gear on that one.
I’ll be back soon! 🙂