Momentum really can be a cruel mistress. Everything can be going one way, then stop on a dime and go the complete opposite. It’s one thing dealing with failure. But its another knowing you gave everything you knew how to do, with the knowledge you had, at that given time. If I had tried EVERYTHING, it would have worked out. But I did what I could, until I ran out of time. It’s what made it so painful. I sacrificed so much time and effort. For years, sleepless nights were a norm. To get punched in the face and left with zero. But it’s life. -
Just when things looked like they were falling into place. Physically and mentally, things were finally starting to come around. I get hit with something out of my control. It throws me 15 pounds back and once again, left alone with nothing but my thoughts. Thinking about all the good, all the bad, what coulda, shoulda, woulda happened. Thinking, why? Why THIS, at this moment in time? On top of everything else? It simply came down to.......why not?
Thank you for helping me through this process @soniasplace100 . You and the fam stepped up in so many ways already. But it’s crazy knowing I probably wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have that day off and finally convince me to go the hospital. Love you! .
I am feeling almost human today from my appendectomy Thursday. It was laparoscopic, so my pain isn’t so much from the incisions as it is from the left over gas they pump into you to make room to see.
After Friday I managed my pain with these oils. 3 drops of each. I noticed I could go longer between doses than I could on the 600 grams of ibuprofen.
I did have a round of iv antibiotics so want to make sure my gut is happy, plus narcotics can real havoc as well. So yummy yogurt and bone broth by Kettle & Fire. Happy belly!
In my mind I’m like “why am i so effing tired and sore still. It wasn’t that big a deal. It was only laparoscopic, I should be fine!” Then I looked at my big belly and saw this and thought “ohhhh that’s why!” This is only the outside! “Take it easy Shanna, just follow the orders and enjoy the down time. The house can be messy and the kids can watch 📺 it’s fine!” Imma follow doctors orders. #apendicitis#apendectomy#apendectomyrecovery
18 486:34 PM Apr 24, 2018
After my #apendectomy on April 2nd, someone bought me mama #llama because my purple sick bunny was still in storage from moving. A few days after my husband and daughter found #sick#bunny and brought him home. Now I have two friends to help with #healing one new and one that is about 41 years old
Just getting a little real...I have such a complex about my stomach after my hysterectomy 😪
It’s changed immensely...which sometimes can put me in a downward spiral of thinking👉🏻if I don’t notice my triggers and get my Healthy Revenge on them!
When all is said and done...I remember this:
This stomach got me through four miscarriages, 2 c-sections, an appendectomy 3 weeks after the first c-section, 2 pelvic congestion procedures, diastasis recti, five incisions from my hysterectomy and a lovely belly button ring scar🙈 from carrying two huge babies on a 5’2” frame.
My stomach is a canvas of stories and strength and perseverance and battle wounds that have made me who I am today!
So I shall try my hardest to flip the switch of being ashamed to being proud AF!
What “battle wounds” and scars have made you the woman you are today? Tell me below so we can be damn proud together!
Maybe it’s because of all of the loose skin on my stomach, or maybe it’s because most of the surgeries I’ve had have been to alleviate pain, but this recovery has been no joke. #apendectomy#cholesystectomy
0 62:45 AM Dec 11, 2017
Get well soon Johno, but I gotta say I was looking forward to some sort of Native American Hospital gown action on stage in Florida. On a side note, one of these pictures are real and the others are not. I'm going with the third one. #deadandcompany#johnmayer#apendectomy