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Unread 04-11-2003, 12:38 PM
1 week post op and feeling okay

Just wanted to check in today and say that I'm feeling pretty darn good considering how rough I felt last weekend. I have been laying pretty low, though just can't seem to leave the laundry alone! Other than that, I have been letting DH get meals, shop, clean up, fetch, etc. He is beginning to get on my nerves, though. He just doesn't see the things that need to be done or how to do them and I feel like a B**** for trying to teach him, no matter how patient and kind I am.
I know I am in danger of a raid from the pillow police if I don't settle down and let things slide.
My first post-op appointment is Mon. 4/14 and I'm wondering if they usually do an internal exam at that time?
I've not had any real vaginal pain so far, but it worries me. Have yet to need any pain meds--my main problem has been gas and that was only three days.
Oh, and I got a little antsy about having a BM the third day and took half a dose of MoM and was VERY sorry! Explosive diarrhea is not fun any time, but it just added to my misery (and gas). Now I'm eating oatmeal every am and a few prunes and going normally.
Well, it seems like a good time for a nap again!
Thanks all of you for being here!--Joanne

lavh/bso on 4/4/03
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Unread 04-11-2003, 07:37 PM
1 week post op and feeling okay

OK, sister, let's review:

-Picking up pillows and repositioning them…..allowed
-Turning on dishwasher AFTER SOMEONE ELSE HAS LOADED IT…..allowed
-Changing roll of toilet paper…..allowed
-Flipping on lightswitch…..allowed
-Folding laundry…..allowed
-Taking short, easy walks and gentle stretching…..allowed
-Lifting the remote control…..allowed
-Asking others for help...allowed and encouraged

X – Vacuuming…..NOT ALLOWED
X – Sweeping or Mopping…..NOT ALLOWED
X – Carrying laundry across house to washer…..NOT ALLOWED
X – Lifting, Bending, Reaching, Driving…..NOT ALLOWED
X – Lying around the house all day doing nothing…..NOT ALLOWED (see above)
X - Bending to access oven or empty litterboxes....NOT ALLOWED
X - Going to Wal-Mart for some bargain shopping....NOT RECOMMENDED
X – Pushing a shopping cart….NOT ALLOWED
X – Sitting for prolonged periods of time i.e. at computer….NOT ALLOWED
X – Opening windows, particularly the hard-to-open ones….NOT ALLOWED
X – Making other people’s problems your own…..NOT ALLOWED
X – Weeding, mowing, gardening, and other such nonsense…NOT ALLOWED

Hope this helps!

Try to relax and enjoy a nice, smooth recovery ~ whatever you do, don't sweat the small stuff.

Unread 04-13-2003, 07:30 AM
Thanks! I needed that!

Thank you for the visit from the pillow police. I was out of control and (thankfully) haven't paid a high price--just VERY tired. And yes--I found out how bad sitting at the comoputer makes you feel if you do it for too long!
I have a post-op appointment tomorrow. DH is taking off work to drive me. I'm a bit nervous about the thought of an internal exam, but suppose I'll live through it!

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