a month ago
Swollen all over, bloated, distended belly. Tube down my throat (the absolute WORST). Insides ALL off whack. It was nothing like how we thought it would be. But thank God I’m on the other side of it all.
On February 13th, I had my fibroid removal surgery. It was the best decision I made. A 2-hr or less surgery turned into 8 hours. The doc removed close to a pound of fibroids. I needed two blood transfusions. I lost 10 pounds (I do NOT recommend this as a way to lose weight, by the way). I went home the night of the 14th, only to feel horrible all day at home the next day. On the 16th, I was admitted back into the hospital for another week because my digestive system was basically paralyzed. “It’s normal with longer lasting surgeries because of the anesthesia.” Nothing about me felt normal. But I thank God for laying His hands on me, my doctors, and caretakers.
I took these pics in the middle of the night at THEE most difficult point for me in the hospital. I needed to remember that God created me amazing and wonderful and STRONG. If I could get through this, I could get through ANYTHING. I DID get through it, hence, I can get through ANYTHING. Faith, amazing faith in God, will carry you through. Every. Single. Time.
I’m happy to say that at three weeks post-op, and two weeks out of the hospital, each day feels a little bit better. I feel like I have a new uterus!🤗 It’ll be a while before I’m 100%, and lifting like I was is completely out of the question for a while. But I will do what I am able to do. And that is good enough for me. Health and successful healing is the key right now. Oh, and I had to move a week after all of this....God is STILL great🙏🏽🙌🏽. Thank you to anyone who called, texted, visited, prayed, helped me pack, helped me move, helped me unpack, and thought of me while I’ve been away. I am grateful to you🙏🏽💕. Do what you can, right where you are. Baby steps are still good steps.
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