#tbt Shayne , me and our first pet, Spot. This was 22 years ago....it's crazy how time flies and my face was sure a lot thinner!!! Shayne basically hasn't aged at all....
One week today #postoperation as a new #hystersister. I can now get out of bed on my own steam and no need for my hiking stick. Incisions no longer hurt and I slept through the entire night!! I'm hoping to sleep on my side tonight... I am sooo not a back sleeper. A great thing is that so far I'm not feeling any hormonal shifts.. I was already 7 years post-menopausal at the time of my surgery. All in all... not too bad!!!
Seems like an insurmountable task to move my body back down to the fire pit and back up the hill right now...a challenge that last week was just a insignificant part of my day, today looks like Mt. Everest. I am now able to flip from one side to the other in bed but still need help getting out of bed even with my hiking pole. Zero core strength but I CAN get up out of a chair by myself so that is a marked improvement!!! The flowers from friends have been much appreciated and have given me much pleasure.... I'm so appreciative of the friendships and connections I've made here in just 18 months. One of the first friends I made here was my nurse when I was admitted into my recovery room which was an enormous gift. The crew at my part-time job have been amazing... Words of support via this phone have been like unexpected little gemstones when I check my phone.... so than you!!!! I do feel lighter... the fibroids enlarged my stomach slowly and almost imperceptibly over time... but now that they are gone I do feel quite different. Anyway... that's where I am right now...😘
Shayne pulled his camp chair into our bedroom where he sits and reads while watching over me....#truelove but I really want a nice chair in our bedroom now!!!!
My neighbors gave me a beautiful orchid to enjoy while I recuperate... surgery went well and I'm home. I'm able to walk pretty good with Shayne's hiking stick...but very sore. #hystersisters #hysterectomy #recovery #orchids
A new pretty spot under my #dogwood tree...
Just had a fantastic Vanilla Nitro here at #wasenacitytaproom after my last dr.'s appointment before my surgery. I'm here with my honey who is such an amazingly supportive partner and knows exactly how to handle me when I'm stressed out. He feeds me good food and beer...#hystersister #hysterectomy #hystersisters
Watching the grass grow today....#itsgoodtobeme #itsgoodtobehome
I had a great day in my studio. Lots of things outside to inspire me as I work through the emotions of having a hysterectomy in two weeks. I've been spending a lot of time outside, reflecting, and enjoying all the changes the season brings. #earrings #earringsofinstagram #bohostyle #bohochick #sterlingsilverjewelry #stacieflorerjewelry #howitsmadematters