01 June 2011

Taking two steps forward and one step back... but at least it's progress

Progress of this sort always frustrates me... particularly when it comes to my physical well-being. But I have to keep telling myself that at least it's progress of some sort instead of where I was prior to surgery.

Last week was a full week with me traveling multiple times to do the flowers for a niece's wedding that was being held 3 1/2 hours away from where I live. Early in the week, I traveled by Amtrak down and back in a span of less than 24 hours to accept delivery of the fresh flowers and get them in water. And then two days later I traveled by car down the same distance to do the arranging and then came home after the wedding. I ended up spending long stints of time sitting while constructing the various arrangements (35 in all).

My body isn't happy with me at all right now. I've had to take my heavy-duty pain meds for the first time in weeks. I took some time yesterday to watch some more of my surgery DVD (I'd only watched the first 40 minutes before). And it confirmed what my body has been telling me... Dr. Cook really had to do a lot of work in my pelvic cavity to remove all the damaged tissue. Like he said, "We really picked on you down there." He wasn't kidding. It's been 4 months since surgery, but when there's that much surgical work involved there's also a lot of healing involved. I just can't seem to get that through my thick head.

Fortunately, the wedding flowers were the last pre-surgery obligation I made. Now I have a a free calender that I will not let myself fill so my body can take the time it needs to heal. Anyone have any suggestions on things to watch on Netflix?


Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Cindy, I am glad to hear that you are recovering, albeit slower then you wanted to be.

Take it easy with yourself, obviously your body is telling you how fast you can go....

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

NanaSue said...

How about "Young Frankenstein"? Or maybe "Money Pit"? After watching your surgery DVD, anything else would be entertaining, right? Get feeling better soon. Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

hey there, I jsut had surgery with dr Cook last wed (june 8th) and I cannot seem to get my surgery DVD's (yes I have 2 - 4 hour surgery) to play on my DVD player. My own mac laptop has a cd stuck in it so I cant go there, but do you know what would work as far as me being able to view my dvd's? its clear that there is content by looking at the disc itself. On the first one there are the images dr cook took, but the actural streaming of the DVD is not working.....help?! Thanks and God bless @endosister :)

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