Thank you so much for all your good wishes. I am in the 3rd week of recovery and everything is going well so far. Dissolveable stitches are a blessing in disguise I think, no worry about having to have them out.
I went into theatre at 1:30 already prepped up for surgery. I wasnt too nervous as I knew I would be asleep. Next thing I know I woke up with 2 nurses telling me I had a really big operation and that they were trying to control my pain (which I remember being quite horrible) so I got given morphine until I could feel the surgery area but no pain really, just a bit of discomfort. It was 5:30 when I got taken back to the room so either the surgery was longer than the surgeon said. The recovery nurse did say that my uterus was actually the size of a basketball. I had to have my abdominal cut changed to a cut down my tummy as they were afraid if they did it the other way it might not be easy to get out and I would end up with 2 cuts. I just told the surgeon to do what he thought best. He was an excellent surgeon.
I stayed in hospital for just over 4 days. My pain control was quite good and I was up and walking around on Thursday morning and able to eat and drink. I think I go off my food after surgery so didnt eat for 2 days but had a drip to keep me hydrated. I went home on Saturday and I think by Monday/Tuesday I could actually stand up straight. I am still a but swollen around my tummy area but no real pain for the last 2 weeks and no pain medication at all. I am rather happy about having it done. So far I have lost 6 kilos and have been going for 15 minute walks around the neighbourhood. I have been doing light housework and knitting, otherwise I would go crazy. Lots of knitting to show you all - I just have to work out what the patterns were and what I have already shown. So that is it for now, just enjoying the cool breeze and the sunshine and knowing that in about 2 weeks time I will have lots of energy and be able to do a lot more than I used too.
Speak to you very soon!