Monday, July 15, 2013

post-surgery thoughts.


friday i had surgery.  if you remember me talking about my issues with body in this post, this was to help fix it.  i won't go into detail because most people get grossed out when it comes to stuff like that, but hopefully i'm on the mend.

if you know me, you know i'm highly anxious and worry incessantly.  for some reason i was not that nervous about surgery.  as i layed in the hospital bed prepping to go in, my mom and i even mentioned that.  i believe she even texted my dad to tell him the same thing.  i think because i have had issues with my periods and everything related since i was a teenager, this was nothing new for me.  if i was having surgery for my heart or cancer, for instance, i can't even imagine how much of a panic i would have been in.

plus, nurses rarely make good patients.  luckily, i think i was a pretty good patient for my nurse, but she is half the reason i felt so at ease, i think.  she was super nice, friendly, and had one of those soothing voices.  she made me feel completely comfortable, explained everything, and was so caring.  it really made me realize how important it is to be caring & empathetic. not just in a hospital setting, but in life in general. it can certainly turn a tough situation into an easier one, or at least tolerable.

if you think about a time when you were uptight, nervous, or dreading something and someone comes along and eases your mind, it can make all the difference in the world.  sure it can't work for every situation, but wouldn't it be nice.

also, it made me realize that we {or i} take my health for granted a lot of time.  so i may never be able to have kids or my hormones might get all screwed up, but at least i'm overall healthy and still able to function in a day-to-day manner. this was a simple outpatient procedure, not something i had to be admitted for and then monitored for days and days. it could have been much worse - or could still get that way, but let's hope it doesn't.

anyway, much of the day was pretty much a blur with lots of sleeping, pain meds, and lounging, but i was still able to remember some.  i really need to start appreciating things more than i do and not take so much for granted.  it's definitely hard, but there are plenty of people that are better than i am about it, so why can't i?

my mom had this cute gem waiting for me as i got out of the operating room.



5 comments:

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I hope you heal quickly, friend! Glad you had such a great nurse!

Stacia {simply stacia ~ the blog} said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery and don't OD on that yummy candy! Either that or get a stock pile started. xoxo

Andrea Clare said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery!! :) and thanks you for the sweet comment you left on my blog :) It made my night shift!

www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I'm leaving this comment here 4 days late (because this week has been CRAZY) but I'm sorry friend. Reply back to this comment privately with all the details and updates... I worry about you. xoxo SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER?!?!?!?!?!? ;)

Janna Renee said...

I didn't know you were having surgery! Hope you are still healing well. {{Hugs}}