12 days post-op! For the past 4 days, I would say I’ve been a lot more than I should. 😬 But how do you really sit with an active toddler boy, a puppy, and a 7 year old boy. 🤪
I am so thankful that I made my plan to get my body in shape beforehand, knowing I would eventually have to get surgery, and knew it would only help to be ahead of the game with that, and to be able to bounce back. I’m feelin’ pretty good, some minor setbacks still going on with bag leakage, ( the two home nurses can’t seem to get them to stay put, my hubs does the best job 🤔😂 but handling it the best I can, and stopped one myself! 👊🏻 I feel so positive, and confident past few days (although I need to actually do something with my hair and apply makeup for a change 🤭 but oh well, natural momma style usually, because boys are constant!! 😏)
I feel when I am able to get back to my healthy & fit lifestyle routine, I’m going to be beaming and feeling proud to be such a fighter and only to get stronger! I will not settle. I know I have what it takes to keep going. I won’t let excuses or obstacles stand in the way. It’s exciting!.
I went through 6 different GI drs, every medication under the sun for the disease, don’t even get me started on all of those years- the lists go on, but always said no to the surgery when brought up. But the last few months, I was finally in the right mindset for it, regardless if I was or not, I knew it was time though. But that helped me a lot- so I was glad I got there, to that point. And I’m so glad for how everything (hence the leaks) is going. Finally. I will have a life outside my home. 🙃🙌🏻 ✨
I believe once you have really gone to hell, it makes you tougher, and what most would think sucks, you know you’ve been through worse pain, and suffering. Yeah, the thought of major surgery sucks,but so does the outcome of not. I knew exactly where the disease was taking me...and I couldn’t stand the thought of just waiting around for it to happen. I was lucky. .
Update on how I’ve been doing. Some little road bumps from bag leaking, mostly getting woken up to very early in the mornings. Slight discomfort when I get up, and moving/walking and to sit back down. I hate when my biggest supporter/helper goes for his week away. But grateful for his work.
It’s always hard, but I enjoy the week he is home. He has made this whole process, easier. 17 years he has stuck by my side, through everything. 💏 He is my nurse. My best friend. My everything. He has saw me at my worst, many times. It builds our bond, knowing he is there through thick and thin, sickness and health, staying true to it. Making sure I’m always taken care of. And the boys! He is an amazing Dad. So thankful. ❤️
Have been enjoying the outside porch. 🌤 I should be on the back deck more, whateve. 🤔🤷🏻♀️ Our two wild boys (especially the toddler- both daddy leaches) 👨👦👦 have been occupied with Brian, and their new truck just like their Daddies..
Staying hydrated, so I don’t end up in hospital. I have also been learning so much lately with my “new life”. And with new “fun” supplies, 😂 and samples. 🙌🏻 Figuring it all out, trial and error. 👉🏼 1 week down! 💪🏻💜💩
I am home. I am so thankful for the love and support from everyone. I am so thankful for being able to receive this surgery, so I can live. I am only thinking of all the positive things I can look forward to now. Of course I am sore, and have a new life to get use to, but I already feel so much better! My only real struggle is keeping my toddler from hurting me, from being a wild active boy and explaining I can’t lift him when he wants me to. My DR does not know how I have been keeping myself alive with how diseased my colon was. Honestly, I don’t know? But I know I got this. 💜💪🏻
Tomorrow, my in-home care nurse will be here 8am.
Last night vs. Today. I didn’t take a picture of me pre or post surgery (I didn’t have my phone and I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I was so weak. My mom may have got a pic. But anyway- I wanted to update the IG world who have been following me.
Surgery was at least 7 hrs vs 4 due to bleeding. But said I was a fighter. 💪🏻💜 Everyone is impressed with how well I’m doing since. With my color, was able to walk twice in the hall, and went from ice chips, to clear fluids, to now allowing soft foods. They were also shocked how I was already putting out in my bag right away yesterday, so that’s good news too! .
I know this was the best decision even if it was my only option. I can’t wait to heal and start living an actual life. I deserve that, my hubby and my two boys do too. .
I killed this. So much sweat. Being able to take my focus somewhere else and being able to feel proud, accomplished and strong even if it is only for the amount of time during the workout, ( thanks #energize ⚡️) I am able to not think about anything else. Or use frustrations out in workouts, making you push harder.
I know soon I will be on a break from my workouts, wishing to workout, when back at it, it’ll be like starting back over. I figure now, is the time to not take for granted that I can. 💪🏻👊🏻 And it’s ok, I know I’ll come out even stronger in the end. ✨
My 😼 and 🐶 got the memo about the zoo moves again, with Cardio Flow. They were sure active bright and early this morning! Ha.
Oh gosh, I’ve been dragging so much lately this week, that when making my post workout Superfoods shake, also a coffee- I added the half banana in my coffee instead. 🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️.
And then, I asked- is it bedtime yet, and I’m still hearing myself asking this all day...mainly for the kiddos. 🤣 I also said this morning, I’m not ready for this today. But- as a Mom, you make it through!! 💁🏻♀️👊🏻💪🏻😁
Well, I did it. We had “the talk” with my GI dr. Getting a plan. The surgeon will be calling me. They put in a word for me to be called as soon as possible, knowing I’m ready, and NEEDING this. I’m feeling good about the decision, knowing the outcome, and the talks I’ve had with others. ( you amazing warriors on here) Also hearing who the surgeon will be. Better things are coming...
“And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new, and trust the magic of new beginnings.”