Hi Tivoli :) :D
Your just so lovely , you know!!
Oh my gosh I cant believe you had to handle that for 2 weeks! Not farting is really hell and I had a build up of it apparently in my shouders which caused extra pain to cope with at the time, so Tivoli your really a star for going through all that you went through and your so great as you come here with such wise words and encourgement for us all. If I was closer to you I would love to send you a bunch of flowers or something to acknowledge you. I have read your other post to other ladies and they are so helpful- and also to all the other great posts from other kind ladies out there, you are all great to come here and share and support.
I came out with a horiziontal scar so after hearing your discription I have been fortunate as I too would find that hard to come to terms with but yes it saved your life :D! and Yes its a very helpful arse indeed!!! But neather the less still hard to come to terms with.
All I have read and heard is how a common an op this is but Boys its not easy and some people seem to breeze through it. At times I've pinched myself. As It's made me think back over the years, like to the 50's the 40's etc and into the dark ages and I think, god how lucky we are to be living now!
My tummy is still swollen and it feels like a piece of rope is in the inside of it and there are these ugly flaps/folds of skin on the seam line and discolored-
Which brings me too....Ive been a bit of a dick really, to be honest...I was quite blue yesterday and confession time lol... the bandage came off on Monday and I had not showered over the weekend!! ( I'm normally a shower a day girl truly!!) So after the bandage came off I then couldnt bring myself to shower as my bathroom is covered in a bloody big mirror that I could not hide from! However I couldnt handle just how yucky I felt any longer and - shame on me- stinky, so I showered, hallelujah I did!!!!!!!!
Its been funny in a way though- of all the times over the past 2 weeks just when you least want to vomit, hiccup, cough or god forbid sneeze I've had bouts of them all!! Even gutt renching crying- my daughter shocked me with some NOT so great news at the time and with everything else going on I spun out and caused myself a bit of extra pain/damage to healing from having a big belly cry, just when I least needed it but it couldn't be helped at the time. ( Thankfully that issue/drama is now resolved big sigh of relief for that, trust me )
Showering yesterday was hard ish as when my arms were up washing my hair, my stomach was all tight and I felt more discomfort which made me hate everything even more and made me even more blue in mood. In some ways its been a bit of a comedey though. For exsample, when it was time to get in the car to go home from the hospital my daughter thought she would be helpful and adjust the seat - I had only just lowered into the seat and she reached down, without me seeing and pulled the seat handle- thinking it would be helpful for me. It went shooting back in a sudden rushing jerk and I went flying into akwardness and a pang of pain hahahahaha it was funny and painful all at the same time :)
Then a few days after being at home the nurse came to change the dressing. I peeked down to have a look at it and to my horror I said OMG is that pubic hairs growing out of the incision line!! She said yes thats perfectly fine, but in my mind it was oh lordy!! and then "Oh Lordy" what if hairs are now possibly growing internally and I will have ingrown hairs stuck in there!!! Plus What The Hell?- I dont remember my pubic hairline being that far up my tummy!!!! Hahaha :) guess it might be the swelling or I was delusional.
Today my spirits are more upbeat and it feels really good to type all this out and go blaaaah and have a mini rant/release and i got to remember people go through so much more than this
Wishing all the very best outcomes and happiness