Friday, November 13, 2015

Letter to my Body


Thank you for carrying, housing, holding and journeying with me these past 35 years. We have been through everything together You and I. And now here we are. You have carried me well through this surgery. You healed well, reacted and responded so well to treatment. I was weak, but you were very strong. Healthy, 35 year old body - I don't give you enough credit. 

Please forgive me. I have treated you badly. Criticized you and hated you. But you have carried me for my whole life. I promise to love you and care for you like you have cared for me. 


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Myomectomy

It's been six days since my surgery and I am grateful to be recovering well. I had a myomectomy to remove some rather large fibroids. One of them, the doctor said, was the size of a small watermelon!!
The surgery went well and I quite enjoyed my time in hospital. It was really nice to be cared for. The nursing staff at  St. Joseph's hospital were so lovely. It was all very relaxing. I did have to deal with screaming babies the one night I was there but other than that it was quite enjoyable. ☺
I think a lot of that has to do with the pain pump they hook you on to. This is the best thing ever!! You can give yourself a shot of the pain killer when you need it. Goes straight into your IV!! It's caliberated to administer small doses at a time, and only as much as you are allowed, so you can't over do it. It really makes recovery so much easier. The c-section moms can't have it so must be really hard on them!
I'm grateful that everything went well. My surgeon is excellent at what she does, the hospital was comfortable, and the nurses took such good care of me. And, thanks to OHIP, the whole thing was free! So grateful to be in this country.

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