At almost 7 weeks post surgery, I am back to my normal routine. I’m about to head out the door to work. I’m excited to see my team and my friends. However comma I am not at all excited about returning to work.😁🤷🏽♀️ Oh and because of swelly belly making it’s usual appearance later in the day, It will be mostly dresses or pull on pants with sweaters as my work gear for a little while. I’m praying I don’t get too fatigued during the day, but I do have a laptop and come work from home in the afternoons if need be. #PrayMyStrength 😊
Today I am six weeks post surgery and I’ve been sitting here in my Lady’s Den reflecting on the goodness of God and healing power of Jesus the Christ. Now, before I get to my recovery update, can we all pause for a moment and acknowledge this throw back to the 90’s with bangs in my eye and Vaseline on the lips! 😁🤷🏽♀️ Moving on, my last post op appointment went well and I will be returning to work on Tuesday. For the most part I feel great and better than I have in a couple of years if not several years. I’m grateful the surgery is behind me and I am on the road to continued recovery. The tenderness in the abdomen area is still there with little twinges of discomfort (not really pain )here and there, as well as feeling tired with some activity. From what my doctor said it can take months even a year to really feel like myself again. I have to remember that I’m still healing on the inside, so I’m making sure I ease back into things. My doctor said I am her ideal/model patient. She seems to still be in awe of how well I did after awakening from surgery and through the recovery process. I told her, “It’s God”! Again, a heartfelt thanks to all who prayed for me, thought of me, sent gifts, texts, messages, came to visit, and made phone calls, I appreciate your generosity and love!
@da_crochetqueen has done it again! I love the way she does my crochet styles! She tried to convince me to do the long straight look, but I have a love affair with bobs. Maybe next time I will do long and straight! 🥰
Buddy was named writer of the month! Congratulations @blessedbogan22
Good Morning 2020! I was asleep when you arrived, but I’m grateful to see you! Thank You Lord for allowing me to see a new decade!🙌🏾. I am thankful for Your healing power in 2019. So now, I enter this year healthy, whole, and with the strength to live out your purpose for my life and work.
Yesterday marked 3 weeks post surgery for me! I am thanking God that today I am able to come downstairs to the kitchen and make my own cup of coffee. 🙌🏾. I am about 40-50% through recovery and am feeling pretty well. However, some days are better than others. I’m learning to listen to my body and not to overdo it. I’ve heard way too many horror stories of people ending up back in the hospital at the halfway mark, because of doing too much too soon. That will not be my portion, Amen?😊 I am continuing to rest, rest, rest, drink my water, herbal teas, and eating as healthy as possible (well healthy for me 😁 ). My first post op appointment last week went well and the healing is progressing well! The post surgery pathology report came back benign. God is great! It’s so crazy, this time last year, never in 12 months of Sundays would I have ever thought that I would be having surgery and recovering from surgery a year later. But He knew and prepared me for it and for that I am grateful! I was not going to share this journey, but I’m glad I did. I have had a few message me informing me that they are having surgery later this year or in January. I’m grateful to be able to share my experience with them and to also be in prayer as they begin their journeys. I think that’s it for now, whew folks get long winded when they’re stuck in the house for weeks on end.🤣 Thanks for reading/listening. Thanks to all who continue to check on me through texts, voice texts, phone calls, messages, home visits, etc. Any gesture of kindness, thoughtfulness, and love means a lot to me. Have a wonderful weekend and I will report back next week!👊🏾💚
Excuse all the photos, but your girl is happy to be out in these streets, bundled up and all. As a homebody, I don’t think I’ve ever uttered these words! 😊 This sun is bright though, I forgot my sunglasses in my car!🤦🏽♀️ 6 month follow up is complete and the report was great! Thank You Lord!
Look who gets to get out of the house today!🥰 I am two weeks post op surgery and my two-week post op appointment is later this morning. I also have another 6 month follow up medical appointment early this morning. I am sitting downstairs ready to go, got my baby hairs laid and of course Vaseline on the lips.😁 I am prepared to get out there for a little bit. I have a turtle neck on and winter leggings (can’t wear jeans yet ) and will have my winter coat and hat on. Why? Well according to my Mama reminding me a good four times this week, “Dione you just had surgery and your pores are still open, make sure you are wrapped up real good, when you go to your appointments, don’t have your chest out, make sure your head is covered, and have a coat on”. I am complying 😂, I heard these same instructions after I the birth of my boys. LOL!
Wherever and whatever your next is that God has called you to, start making moves to get there. That’s where God’s favor, (approval and blessing ), presence, and provision are. He’s already gone before you and prepared that place. In the place where you are obedient is where you will experience His favor.
It’s Day 8 post surgery and I’m feeling pretty good. This can be very deceiving as it tricks you into thinking you can do things that you shouldn’t be doing. There is a reason why doctors put certain restrictions on you for 6-8 weeks. Looking good on the outside is not indicative of the inside of your body being completely healed. I have to remind myself to go through the process and don’t rush it as I don’t need any setbacks. I will say though I definitely don’t look like or feel like what I’ve been through. I’m still sore at the incision site and feel some pain inside my body with certain movements, but it’s definitely not as bad as it could be and it’s been like this since I awakened from surgery last Thursday. I know it’s God’s healing power. I still have episodes of extreme fatigue, which my doctor tells me is very normal and might be that way for weeks as my body recovers from the trauma of major surgery. Larry, my Mom, and Stepdad have been so helpful in my recovery and taking great care of me. Having to depend on loved ones for basic needs, is very humbling. It is also frustrating especially when you’re so used to doing things for yourself. From making me tea, getting my water, store runs, helping me get dressed and undressed, even picking up things off the floor when I drop something, keeping the house clean when I can’t, I am so grateful! My Mom and Stepdad left on Wednesday and I was sad to see them go, but they wanted to get me through my first week and they did just that. Larry has been on a work trip since Wednesday and Buddy has been taking great care of me since my parents left. I have been upstairs since I got home from the hospital last Saturday (note to self...next home will be a ranch style or condo 🤣 ). Tomorrow or Sunday I plan to go on an adventure down the stairs to the main level for a change of scenery.😁. Although I’m a homebody, multiple weeks of this may be a bit much!😂 Thank God, I will be able to get out of the house for a little bit next Thursday for my two week post op appointment. Ok y’all sorry for the long post, but this is what happens when you’re stuck in one level of the house for 6 days. 🥰
This is where I will be for a while! I am three days post surgery and feeling grateful! God is a keeper and He keeps His promises. I’m glad surgery is behind me. I’m feeling pretty good, but will follow the doctor’s orders for the next 6-8 weeks. I will take it easy and remember that my body needs to heal! Thanks to all of those who texted, called, prayed with me the day of, or sent prayers through text. My support system is dope! I felt and continue to feel the love! I know the prayers were going up. The hospital staff was amazed with how well I was doing the days while being in the hospital. 💚. I am so thankful that my husband, Mom, and stepdad are here. I’m humbling myself and welcoming the care. It’s hard not to do anything though!😁
I am loving my new do! Looks like a sew-in or quick weave. She did that! I’m using a different brand of hair and wanted straight this time. I will continue with this trend for a while. Thanks Kenya for slaying (is that the term they use now? 😁 ) my crochet style! #NaturalHair #ProtectiveStyling #CrochetStyle