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Three steps forward, Two back

on June 29, 2014

I had an unrealistic image of hysterectomy recovery in my head a few weeks ago. I never really thought that something could take this much out of me.

I did decide to follow the 6 week rule completely. I have heard from too many people that didn’t really stick to this rule and ended up with further surgery due to adhesions that formed by not allowing your insides time to heal. I can feel everything pull when I pick up something heavier than I should lift. At the moment the area above and below my scar is painful without me doing anything else.

I walked to the stables and back today. It was a stretch but I felt good afterwards, although I’m paying for it now. It was just over my limit and I do have to walk very, very slowly. Just walking upstairs is hard work. Living in a townhouse certainly gives you enough exercise.

Hystersisters site calls the recovery process 3 steps forward and 2 steps back. I fully agree. I’m not halfway through my 6 weeks yet, due to the second operation, so I just have to be patient. 2 weeks ago I could do nothing, now I can do enough to take care of myself and others. Every step forward is a step in the right direction.

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2 responses to “Three steps forward, Two back

  1. Good luck on your recovery! I look forward to reading the journey with you! 🙂

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