Just a quick word of advice for you ladies who are about to have or just had the big debulking op. I'll be six weeks post op this Saturday, but have put my recovery back. (Not great as I start chemo next week.)
In the usual way of us ladies, I thought I was feeling much better and went for a lovely walk along the beach last Saturday (when I was exactly 5 weeks post op). It was flat along the concrete walkway and only a little bit on the sand so I thought I was being sensible. Anyway I ended up according to my pedometer doing three times my previous walking. Felt a weeny bit tired but had a nice lunch. Yippee I've turned a corner I thought.
Well, learn from my mistake! I've spent since then feeling exhausted and have started the watery bleeding again. ☹️ I've checked with the Oncologist who thinks its due to me overdoing it. Hindsight eh?!
Anyway just to say - Do what they tell you! Rest and don't over exert post op. We all think we are superwoman but sometimes we need to be patient and not rush...