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Unread 11-13-2010, 11:54 AM
Please Be Careful

Being the total superwoman I think I am, I scrubbed the bathroom this morning and vacuumed the entire house. I am 3.5 weeks post-op from LAVH/BSO and felt really good. However, I now feel something pulling and feel totally wiped out. I know the rest of the day and probably tomorrow will find me pretty much on the couch with the heating pad.

I am going back to work on Thursday teaching music and directing children's theater. After this morning, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm playing a fool of myself. I don't need any more complications, that's for sure. Doc would probably have me right back in the hospital if he knew what I've been doing (also tying to get back to an exercise program). He said a good 6 weeks before work, but my finances won't allow it.

Oh boy. I am not a good patient, that's for sure.
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Unread 11-13-2010, 12:01 PM
Re: Please Be Careful

It's like a cruel trick when our bodies feel good but reminds us when we ovedo that we had major surgery. Please rest and relax.
Unread 11-13-2010, 12:14 PM
Re: Please Be Careful

I am almost 7 weeks out and today did major house cleaning AND van cleaning..I am out of commision for the rest of the day
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Unread 11-14-2010, 06:34 PM
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CindySusie, it sounds like you are determined to go back to work against your doctor's advice, so I'm not going to address that, but I will say this - if being back at work is the priority, and it sounds like it is, then you certainly must let the cleaning and the exercising go and not try to get back to everything. If you end up back in the hospital, not only will you have no income, but you will have more bills to pay.
I honestly don't get the mania so many posters have about being superwomen and trying to do more than they should. I don't mean that in a bad way, I just don't get the desire to put full recovery on the line. Please use your head and not your feelings.
You're probably tired of hearing it, but you only get one chance to heal. Dirt won't kill anyone.

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