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Am I Crazy?  Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping! Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

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Unread 02-22-2008, 04:00 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

Hi everyone!

I'm 4-days post-op from my TAH on Feb. 18th and I just got back from buying a HDTV at Costco with my DH. Am I crazy or what?

I did try and take it easy - rode in the little motorized shopping carts they provide at the store. My DH helped me in and out of the car, I didn't drive, I told my DH he owed me a Starbucks, which he provided, and came home.

I believe the swelling has lessened today, and I'm moving around a little better than I did the previous days. I just hope I didn't do anything that I'm going to regret later tonight.

My DH now wants to buy the TV stand for the TV - along with a home theater system....I think I'm gonna have him do it alone!!! LOL
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Unread 02-22-2008, 04:27 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

I went the day after I got out of the hospital- only for an hour, but I was determined to keep moving...you have to know your limits and stop before it hurts too much... hydrate, pain control and rest... inbetween all that find a few moments of "normalcy" if that means a new TV (all the better for movie watching during your recovery) than go for it - just keep it brief!!
Take care and happy healing!

Trish
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Unread 02-22-2008, 04:28 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

Well, we are are different. I couldn't have made that trip 4 days post, but that doesn't mean you weren't up to it. You will know tomorrow!
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Unread 02-22-2008, 06:48 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

Yes, one thing that is so interesting about this site is to see how different everone's recoveries are. I could not have ever imagined going out anywhere at 4 days post op. I remember taking a shower at 4 days post-op (my first shower at home after getting home from the hospital), and by the time I got out of the shower and dried my hair, my body was shaking and ended up having to lay down for the rest of the evening. haha.

I'm 18 days post-op, and I've only been out twice. haha. I'm glad you are doing well, though. But, make sure to take it easy and listen to your body.

Hopefully you can get the fun theater system.... that'll help a lot with your recovery. :-)
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Unread 02-22-2008, 06:56 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

I doubt the doctor would have approved; be careful. I could not have done that!
I had my TAH 3 years ago to the day. Funny thing, the last time I logged in was a year ago tomorrow.
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Unread 02-22-2008, 08:12 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping! (children mentioned)

Yes, I'm definitely listening to my body! After my shopping excursion, I decided that some bed rest was warranted, and I'm glad I did for a couple of hours. Didn't nap, though, just sat in bed, had my son come over with his 2 month old daughter, ate some pizza and enjoyed her.

I think moving around really helped though, especially for my bowels and the gas pain. I can feel things settling down inside, and that can be nothing but good.

But you're right - my doc probably would not have approved! LOL

Thanks for the feedback!
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Unread 02-23-2008, 03:53 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

Glad you're slowing down a little...yea you do need to move around some-just need to take it down a couple of notches ....you'll be back to shopping before you know it!
Take care!
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Unread 02-23-2008, 04:19 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

Yes, you're CRAZY!

I was still in the hospital at 4 days post-op. I couldn't imagine going shopping!
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Unread 02-23-2008, 05:36 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

Man, you are a strong woman. I was still in the hospital 4 days post op and the last thing I wanted to do was go to Costco. hee hee! You'll probably not feel like shopping tomorrow, just listen to your body. I learned the hard way you can't rush healing.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 05:48 PM
Am I Crazy? Four-days Post-Op and Already Went Shopping!

Tee-hee! Funny thing is, I still want to go shopping! Hmmm....there's some great stuff online that I want to get! LOL

**Honey! Hide the credit card!***
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