I have five days until I go in for a Radical Hysterectomy. I have scheduled small tasks each day to get my bedroom and bathroom cleaned and prepared for my recovery. I finally finished cleaning everything in my bedroom yesterday, now I just need to thoroughly vacuum. I am going to begin tackling the bathroom on Friday, since I need to split it up in order to get it done. I can only do small sessions of cleaning, then I have to rest.
I have been worried about how much pain I will be in when I wake up after the surgery. Granted, I am in a lot of pain 24/7 now, so I need to just keep telling myself that I will feel so much better when it is all done. My mom gets in Sunday and I call Friday after 6pm to find out what time I need to be at the hospital for my surgery on Monday.
I have not been sleeping much and I have been up at the crack of Dawn every day lately. Today I got up at 6:30am. I have to take my grandson to his Speech and OT therapy appointments today from 1-2:30pm. If I feel ok when I return home, I am going to get in the pool for a bit. I have one of those Intex pools that is 18′ wide and 4′ deep. I am able to walk in the water without a ton of pain and do leg stretches. I wanted to get in as many days as possible before Sunday since I won’t be able to get in again until after August 11th. Things did not work out that way for me though. I got in Friday and Saturday and I have not been in since. So maybe today through Saturday I will be able to get in for an hour.
The closer I get to the surgery date, the more my nerves have been acting up. I guess that is normal. I do have a Panic and Anxiety disorder so it’s good that I am able to take that medication all the way up to my surgery. I keep trying to occupy my mind. Since I have been up for a while and I don’t need to leave here until 12:30pm, I decided to put on make up and do my hair today. I rarely ever do that, but it helps keep my mind busy for a while. Mascara always bothers my eyes, so by the time I get home today I will need to wash it all off. At least I will look nice.
I have been reading all the stories I can find from women after a hysterectomy. Some are encouraging and some are scary. I do have one of the best doctors, as I keep being told, and I am lucky enough to have it done robotically so that should help as well. I wonder how long it will before before I lose all the hormones. Immediately or a few days? Since everything is coming out it can be immediately. Hopefully I won’t be a psychotic bitch to anyone….lol! I am prepared and bringing my iPad and charger and headphones, etc. I can do most everything on my iPad. I even have my Netflix and Hulu Plus accounts on it. I will post and let you all know how it went as soon as I am able………….