I'm home. The surgery was a success but they discovered while they were in there and digging around that I have (had) adenomyosis. That's like endometriosis, except that the cells lining the uterus grow into the uterus muscles instead of outside of the uterus. The good news is that now that the uterus has been removed, there's no chance of the adenomyosis returning.
It hurt like a sonofabitch the first few times that I got up and moved around, but seems to get easier each time. I'm trusting them when they say that the more I do now, the easier it is for me, so I've been doing a fair bit of walking and moving around.
I'm happy to be home, but on the flip side, it's harder here. There are no guard rails on the bed to pull myself up with. The chairs are either too hard or too soft. When I tried to have a nap this afternoon, I had to get up and have my mom strip the bed because my knit pj's were sticking to the flannel sheets. Shifting a few inches or rolling over was too much of an event. Plain cotton sheets are better, but I told my mom that I need satin pj's with satin sheets. Although, then I might be in danger of sliding right out of bed and landing on the floor.
Anyway, that's about it. As much as I hurt, I already feel a lot better. The Edema is gone, although it's too soon to say if it'll come back. I hope not. I really hope that having this surgery behind me means that I'm past the other health problems too.
Beef and Cabbage Soup
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