thought I'd put an update out there for what I can/can't do 5week post op.
well, all scars healing nicely. Feel itching and funny feelings inside still so that must all be knitting away nicely too! I still have big bruise on left hand size that's been there since hospital!!! Must say, I'm putting on weight... :-( this doesn't help me feel good at all. But am eating well (ish) with muesli, lots of water, veg, etc. just got to put up with being a size bigger for now, can't blame it all on swelly belly...
im walking everyday for an hour or so (just done 1hr 20 mins so having a sit down!) which makes me feel better in the mind and body. I'm sleeping in each day until 8-8.30 still so body obviously needs this! I can make simple meals, wash up, fold washing, tidy up fine now just not lifting heavy things, hoovering, putting washing out. Not driving yet but not too bothered about that for a couple more weeks. Just can't wait until my bath next week!! Missed so so much!!
ive started a 5 wk sophrology course to help with breathing, focusing, clearing the mind and positive thinking as was really having trouble focusing and mind was such a jumble after all this... It's good. I have a MP3 player with a few breathing/visualisations on it which I try to do most days and I'm starting to be able to focus more as this was a big problem post op, not even being able to focus on a film or book...
definitely not ready to go back to work though as I do get incredibly tired by tea time and belly gets swollen still. i teach 7yr olds and am assistant head who was working 12 hr days, stopping at 10-10.30 every night except Saturday and I know there is no way I am ready for that yet!! Don't know if I will ever be ready for it again as it has been slowly killing me the past couple of years. Need to reassess life.
dr was pleased with me (GP), he actually told me not to rush myself and expect too much, reminding me that if was a number of yrs ago (or still parts of Europe) then would be sent to seaside to convalesce for 3 months and that isn't the same as sitting at home for 6 wks, convalescing means away from all the trials and tribulations of day to day life in the home and focus on healing the body and mind. I could have done with that in half term instead of looking after a couple of 6yr olds... I was exhausted (no way I can do a class of 30 yet then!!)
anyway, hope thats of help to some of u ladies a few weeks behind me. After week 2 I really started to heal well. I hope ur all doing well!