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Starting to feel more like my old self

Wow, from scared to death, through many tears and a bit of pain - I made it this far.
I was crying about everything for the first week and a half. Hormonal or not hormonal - that is the question! I had a total hysterectomy, so I was blind sided by this emotional journey. I really believe it was too much all at once with my surgery, angry ex and my kitchen being renovated.
Now I struggle with doing too much because I feel better which is one of the reasons I stopped the pain pills early - too easy to overdo it when you feel good.
I am still spotting a bit. I still grab my stomach to hold it all together every time I cough or sneeze. I popped a stitch during a meltdown or was it the vaccumming.
I took a nice walk yesterday - too easy to overdo it, so my advice: plan to do a little less than you think you can do! That way you feel good enough to fly a kite the next day!
It was breezy and I flew a kite today - no running required!
Biggest words of advice - Listen to your body! It doesn't matter where everyone else is in their recovery - you recover at your own pace! Only you know what you can handle and ignore the people who seem to think you are not healing quick enough.
My friend after one week had the nerve to say, I can't believe you are still in pain! She had a hysterectomy and must have been superwoman or had a different kind of incision(mine is belly button down to....) because she claimed she was up and around-no problems. Your body - your timeline!!!! Sorry for the long post! Kristina
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