I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago and I was very tired after it. I embraced afternoon naps with gusto, they were very helpful. It is difficult when you are an active person, but remember, your body is working very hard to heal you, so if it is screaming 'nap time' at you, then listen to it.
Love and gentle hugs xxx
Hi Sue, you're definitely not on your own with the need for control - I also find I need to feel in control of things, more so when stressed, which I think is one of the things I found hardest about the whole process because I wasn't in control of what was going on with my own body. I found I was trying to figure everything out, trying to plan for all eventualities etc which actually ended up making me more stressed... I've managed to let go a bit at least.
I was also painting my bathroom ceiling (although it did need doing) a couple of days before surgery, so that 'nesting' instinct also seems quite common.
Hope you're doing ok and remember resting is also a positive thing to do x
Hi Sib, just read your thread on here and glad to hear you're doing so well. 🙂 You're bound to get tired quickly at the moment, but good that you're arm is moving easier today. Do you know when you will be able to go home yet? xx
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Well at the moment it is very sunny and a bit windy. It was weird yesterday I was bowling at 11am left the house about 10.30 and it was drizzling however where I bowl, which is only a mile away from where i live, it was totally dry, so I hope the sun here is not an omen for it raining when we bowl.
You are not alone in that one. The weeks before my op I did all my xmas present shopping, made copious amounts of meals so taht I could freeze them to make it easier for me during the period after my op as my partner has MS and is unable to do anything in the kitchen, wrote my xmas cards for goodness sake and my op was in October!! cleaned all the windows, anything that would stop me thinking about what was coming up.
It is totally natural because you are experiencing something where you are going to have to put yourself in the hands of someone else that you do not know and go through something which is totally new to you, and this is your way of coping with it.
I must add a lot of the stuff I cooked and froze was still in the freezer months later as I was able to do a lot more than I thought I would be able to very soon after my op
You just keep posting on here whenever you want that is the beauty of this lovely safe place.
Right off to put the washing out, iron, vac and then play bowls 🙂 🙂