Thursday, June 27, 2013

Patience and Surgical Recovery Mode Is Testing My Patience

OK~ This sitting around, being told not to do anything is getting old fast. This whole surgery recovery thing has reminded me that I really am not a patient person. Patience is one thing I need to get better at, all the way around.

Thankfully I have social media and all of you to interact with. I am not out running races on a daily basis, but I am used to being up and moving around. I'm used to moving at a fairly rapid pace, not at this pace where I have to continually "think" about how I will move.

I have also learned that I am not a good surgical patient. I really want all of this behind me now. I don't want to relive any of this- thankfully, my surgeon said he feels he got all of what he went into remove. My large venous vascular malformation is out and should not grow back. Yippeeeee!!!!!  Now, that is good news.

Next week I will be two weeks post-op and I will be back writing in full swing. I am grateful that I can sit here and type. My head is clear, as I'm not taking any pain medication. So, all in all; I guess this whole surgery thing isn't going too bad.

I now have a new respect for people that have drain tubes for lengthy periods of time, such as my Dad. He had his for 6 months. Dang, these are 10 of the longest days of my life. Hopefully, it can come out soon. I will be able to move much freer and not have to really think before I move. I'm so afraid this tube will get caught on a door knob, car door handle, or just about anything else you can imagine.

Fingers crossed that this is the last surgery I have to have for quite sometime. It's interesting talking to people, as I'm finding there's several of you that have never had surgery. Well, my list of surgeries is so long, I now have to move on to page 2 when it comes to filling out those forms in the surgeons office.

Hopefully summer is now here to stay in Iowa. With rain, clouds, and lots of mud- I'm ready for a nice change in our Iowa weather pattern. The crops are growing. Some look fairly good (the ones that were planted before the snowstorm in May) and many are not even in the ground yet! Yes, this is the end of June and there are still black fields here in Iowa with nothing planted in them. And of course with all the rain we have had, the weeds have managed to grow just fine!

So, here's to a new day tomorrow. I have some really fun stuff to share with all of you over the next few weeks. I'm looking forward to being a little more patient in my day to day life, is that possible? We shall see. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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