Two Months Post-Op

Yesterday marked two months since my surgery. There are so many things I’m grateful for. These past two months have been spent with a whole lot of healing. The first month was rough. I barely had any independence. I couldn’t take a shower by myself. I couldn’t walk upstairs without telling someone. I couldn’t be left alone in the house. It was exacerbated by the fact that I fainted on my birthday in September, which made my family very hesitant about leaving me alone.

This second month I’m seeing little changes. I have more independence, I’m able to be by myself now, shower, etc. I haven’t had any other fainting spells since September which we think was just a low blood pressure thing that happened. I go upstairs every day where our living room is and keep myself busy. I’ve cleaned out and organized my closet, cleaned my house several times, I keep busy with my online etsy business, and of course writing on instagram on my blog! I also try to walk everyday as well to get my strength up.

The other day I spent the whole day baking. Which might seem like a silly milestone but it was something I used to do, but for awhile I couldn’t bake due to all the energy it took out of me. So the other day I kept on saying I was going to bake cookies and I kept puting it off all week because I was scared of off the energy it was going to take out of me. Plus everyone in my house wanted different kinds of cookies which meant cooking all day.

I finally decided I was going to bake. I baked all day! I baked from 10am till 6pm. My parents had their oatmeal cookies, I made my husband some chocolate chip cookies and then some cookies with both peanut butter and chocolate chips. I even made myself some gluten free cookies. They were freakin delicious to say the least.

I still have a lot of healing to go but I’m so thankful to my doctor and my surgeon for taking care of me. Before my surgery I could barely go to work anymore. I could barely function day to day. I was so fatigued that I couldn’t get through the day. To be honest I didn’t think I was going to make it through this one guys. I’m here though, and I made a crap ton of cookies with all the energy I had. 🍪🍪🍪

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I am feminist writer and poet trying to raise awareness on topics such as mental health and physical disabilities. I often write about things such as invisible illnesses and mental health/illness related topics.

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