Recovering, part II

To say last week was terrible is an understatement. Seriously, it was one of the worst weeks of my life.

Thankfully I don’t really remember how terrible it was. Primarily because I have had some unfortunate after-effects of anesthesia, short-term memory loss being the main culprit, combined with numbness in my face, dizzy spells and nausea, which got so bad I landed in the ER on Friday (Awesome!).

The memory loss I experienced was absolutely surreal. I had conversations with people that I don’t remember. I sent text messages I don’t remember writing. I have absolutely no recollection of writing last week’s blog post.  Heck, I even closed on the refinance to our house and can’t remember most of it to save my life (don’t worry, we did the closing at our home, I wasn’t out driving in such a crazy state. That would be reckless). =)

Now 10 days later, I’m happy to say that my memory has returned, I’m off the major painkillers, I can walk without assistance (I still look like an old lady, but hey, it’s progress!), the pain is lessening, and things are looking up. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a long way from feeling “normal”, but things seems to get better with each days that goes by. Needless to say, I did not shoot the wedding last weekend (hahaha I can’t believe I actually thought I could do that), but God is good and we’re going to be just fine this month, despite losing my December income.

I had my post-op appointment on Monday (hooray for getting out of the house! Don’t worry, I’m still not driving. That would be reckless.) and it went pretty well. I didn’t really learn anything more than what Dr. B told David right after surgery. They fixed some very mild endometriosis and scar tissue, the HSG went very well and the biopsy from my D&C came back with good results. They kind of gave me a 50/50 chance of whether having this surgery will help us get pregnant, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

I’m thankful that I don’t have anything planned for the rest of this month as it sounds like it will take me another week or 2 to finally get back to normal in terms of mobility and pain. We were going to have Christmas at our house, but I quickly realized that would just be way too much to handle (shoot, I’m not even sure I can manage baking cookies today!). So we’ll be at David’s parent’s house with both of our families. I’m excited to eat my mom’s Christmas cookies, enjoy all the beautiful snow that just fell, relax by the Christmas tree and spend time with David and our family!

Thanks again for your prayers! I hope everyone has a joyous and wonderful Christmas!

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