Wow you ladies are warriors- surgery update

I'm only 5 days post op and boy was this a hard one. I have felt totally out of it the past two days until now. Huge headache and no energy. I'm finally feeling a little better. I kept thinking that if all you strong ladies can do it then so can I. I know I have a long road of recovery but thank you for all the support. It truly got me through these past days. Xoxo

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  • Keep going, you will soon be on the other side xxx

  • Remember it's not a race to get better quickest. Be kind to yourself and let others take the strain for now. Take things slowly and don't overdo it.

    L4W

  • Hi Ange. It really is a huge surgery and will take time to recover from. So take the chance to rest and just go with your own timeline. I'm glad you're feeling a little better today. You'll get there!

    Hugs D

  • Ange, don't rush things, listen to your body and take it easy. Walk a little more each day, drink plenty of water and we are all with you through your recovery. Take care.

  • Hi Ange,

    Well to reassure you , my surgery was 3 weeks ago, and still feel pretty spaced out, tummy still painful ๐Ÿ˜– and have a weeping incision! Also have a ileostomy so this is taking time to settle as you can imagine!

    I agree with you in the fact that this forum has been a lifesaver, it's almost like another family isn't it ?

    I have been reassured time and time again..

    Wishing you a speedy recovery ๐Ÿ˜˜

    Much love โค๏ธ Jackie xxx

  • Yes, the surgery can be a downright rough ride. Sleep as much as you can. Eat what you can, even the dang jello. Insist on a walk as soon as you feel up to it. I had my second IV chemo while in the hospital so I was there 10 days. You will get thru this and feel so much better soon. Drink lots of liquids... Report any little concern to your doc's. Hugs and I hope you are up and running soon!

  • Hang on in there x

  • Slow and steady definitely wins, take care of yourself, listen to your body and rest when it tells you to, the hardest part is now behind you. X

  • Well done, you've done the really hard bit now, you've had a massive operation, now just take it one day at a time, there are no medals for getting better quickly.

    Let everybody do literally everything for you, have lots of water and drinks (preferably not gin ๐Ÿ˜‚), have plenty of fruit and fibre in your diet. take the laxatives they really are important and your bowels will really thank you for it, they may be a tad lazy but will work in time, they really don't like being messed with. Have little walks around your home and lots of little sleeps and rests its surprising how tired you feel. My iPad and kindle were a godsend when i spent my time recovering.

    Have lots of pillows in bed when you get home sleeping is much more comfortable, have a cushion for your car ride home, it protects your tummy from the seat belt. You may need to cough so a cushion to hold to your tummy makes it much easier and a little less uncomfortable. If people want to visit and you don't feel up to it don't be afraid to say no, you can tell them when you're ready to see them. They will understand.

    Your body will let you know when you are ready to do things. Take lots of care and enjoy Christmas doing nothing, sending lots of love and big hugs, we're all here for you โค๏ธXx๐ŸŽ„Jane

  • Have a pillow handy to hold over your tummy when you laugh, sneeze or cough!!! I was shocked at how painful it could be without something big and soft to firmly hold against my gut. Make yourself drink more fluids than you ever thought possible. Do NOT lift anything heavier than your tea cup!!! Just don't expect to be able to do everything by yourself. Enjoy letting people help you. Hugs. Tesla

  • Stay in there my lovely, it will get better. I am 9 weeks post-op now and looking back those first 2 weeks are a bit of a fuzzy blur even though I thought I was compos mentis at the time. You may have little hurdles and set backs along the way but don't let that dishearten you. I found that i suddenly turned a corner and found my old self. Take this time to rest and mend, you will feel grateful to yourself when you are feeling much better.

    Big hugs ๐Ÿค—

    Lynne ๐Ÿ’ž

  • Hi

    I'm 3 weeks post op and can totally understand where your coming from - I'm slowly starting to feel myself but take things slow and you will get there .

    Did you mention a weeping incision ? Please get this checked out I had an infection in mine and it really knocked me around and the pain was really bad when trying to mobilise .

    Good luck in your recovery ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜

  • Hi Ange yes it's a tough one.. everything about it is just awful and drains every bit of energy you have. Rest, rest and more rest and a little walk when you feel up to it and eat well. Take your time and I wish you well. Take care Love Michelle xx๐Ÿ’

  • You can do it,I'm 27 months after op and NED but still feel tired, but living a normal life (mostly).

    We are all different and just accept how you feel and deal with it how you want to,there is no right or wrong way and make no excuses,if you need a nap take one and accept all the help that is offered,it can be a hard one, but you will pull through

    Carole xxx

  • Hey fello post operatee we are in the same boat. Just hang in there. There is nothing you can do to speed anything up. I just feel really glad it's over.

    Sending you empathetic hugs, Netti

  • It's a long road but you will get there, ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Ellsey

  • Hi Ange, just remember to do as your advised. Take p!enty of rests and a little walk every day, build up your strength gradually, your not trying to run a maathon! Ann x

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