May 8, 2017

Alive and Recovery

Hello, sweet friends, hello. I am alive, well and recovering from my gallbladder surgery on Thursday. Thank you so much for all the prayers, kind words on last week's post, well wishes and good vibes.

Surgery day went smoothly, my gallbladder was more inflamed than expected so surgery was a bit longer than originally thought, but the surgeon did an incredible job. I have four scars on my belly now and the belly button incision is the one causing the most pain, if you will.

Honestly, my recovering is going slower than I would like [imagine that] and I've been in a bit more pain than I expected. Other people have stated how EASY this surgery was for them so I expected it to be even easier for me. Well, wouldn't you know that hasn't been the case? Friday and Saturday I was extremely slow, tired and needed help standing and sitting. I went for a pedicure and lunch with my Mama and aunt, which was a blast, but I was wiped out when it was all over and done.

Lots of laying on the couch resting, not a lot of getting things done. Which I'm learning to be okay with right now. I mean, I lost an organ. OF MY BODY! It is gone! No longer functioning, so now my body is healing and learning how to function without it. Trying to do too much is not going to help me heal faster and I need to not worry about how other people have recovered. My story, my journey.

I'm hoping to get back to the gym in the next few days. FOR EASY workouts, don't worry. Walking the treadmill or moving slowly on the elliptical. No lifting until next week for sure.

Again, thank you for the support. I was unbealievely scared about going under anesthesia and worried about having surgery away from my squad back home. But, God provided support with y'all, with Facebook, with Instagram and with friends who have become family down here. Friends who checked in on me constantly and friends who visited. I am a blessed woman and thankful, so unbelievably thankful.

I wish you the best week, loves <3 

19 comments:

Chelsea said...

I am so glad everything went ok.... Prayers for continue healing
Chelsea http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

Katie Elizabeth said...

SO so so thankful to hear that everything went well! Keeping you in my prayers!!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

So happy to hear that it went well!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

So glad to hear everything went well, and you're now gall bladder free. Sorry that recovery isn't going as well as you had hoped, but hang in there gurlie. Sending all the *hugs* and prayers <3
Green Fashionista

Rebecca Jo said...

Glad its all behind you & you're healing every day!

Jen said...

I am so glad that it went well! Here is to a smooth recovery. Hugs friend!

Erin LFF said...

Been thinking of you girl!! Rest up, feel better!! xo

Lindsay Latimer said...

Rest up, lady! Thinking of you!

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery! So good to hear the surgery went smooth! Rest up pretty lady!

Brianne said...

I'm so glad that everything went well!!

Kristin said...

Glad it went well!
Learning how to slow down is the hard part.

Sparkles and Lattes said...

So glad you are ok and on the mend. I had a hernia surgery and the belly button surgeries are the worst. Ugh. Feel better!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

So glad it went well. Wishing you a quick recovery!

Nikki said...

Glad it went well! Praying for you!

Sara Elizabeth Miller said...

YAY for the road to recovery!! Don't push yourself too hard... it will just take that longer to recover. ;) Also... LOL at the realization that you're missing an organ. That's CRAZY to think about! Did they offer to let you take it home in a jar?

I wanted them to let me take my tumors home in a jar. Obviously, they said no. I don't even know what I would have done with it. It's really gross, now that I think about it. Sorry about that. LOL

Bitzy said...

Glad you're alive =)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Hope you are feeling better. Healing is a long process! Give yourself grace!

Meg Taylor said...

I'm so glad everything went well and that you're recovery! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts this weekend!

Meg, Borrowed Heaven

Amy Johnson said...

I've had this same surgery myself so I know what you're going through! Pray you'll have a speedy recovery!