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  1. #1
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    Hi y'all

    I guess you all think I deserted my post as I haven't been in here much for several months, just popping in with layouts for the lovely Fiona but not much else.

    The truth is that I've been waiting to go into hospital for a hysterectomy. I was quite anxious about it and for months it has dominated every thought really and I just couldn't get into my scrapping although it would have been a nice diversion.

    Well, I went in on Tuesday. I will spare the boys their blushes and simply say that because they were doing a total hysterectomy I was expecting a vertical incision. So imagine my delight when I came round and discovered that my wonderful surgeon had done a beautifully neat lateral incision. I am told it will decrease my recovery time and of course, cosmetically, it will be much nicer. I don't think I shall want to wear a bikini again at 58, but a girl likes options.

    The staff at the hospital were wonderful and I can't say enough good about them. Anyway, they were genuinely astonished and delighted at my progress and let me home yesterday at 5.30. They all hugged me and said they didn't actually think I'd just had major surgery. So funny.

    Anyway my lovely friends, there it is. I intend to become an active member of this society again and hope to get my head back into a few comps too.

    Love y'all loads.

    Brightest blessings - Freespirit xx
    Last edited by TheFreeSpirit; 11-11-2011 at 02:58 AM.
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    Oh Fiona, I'm so pleased all went well for you.
    (Will spare you the horrors of my hysterectomy).
    Wishing you a speedy recovery and remember to take it easy for the first few weeks...
    xxx

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    Glad to hear everything went well and you can now get back to the pleasures of scrapping.

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    I too will spare you with details from my 1st child's birth and my total hysterectomy but I am so glad that you are recovering so well. Remember to do what they tell you and get lots of rest. Can't wait for you to be back regularly.

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery!! xo

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    Wishing you the best.Best thing I had ever done.I felt wonderful and you still need to not lift or overdue it as you will slip back a bit.

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    Welcome back! I am glad your surgery went well and I hope you recover quickly.


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    Welcome back and speedy recovery.

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    Thank you all so much for the welcome back! I am feeling very well, but I am also being very sensible and my husband, bless him, is taking very good care of me. He is no longer at work so he is here to keep me in line.

    While the outside scar is healing beautifully (all 6½ inches of it) I realise that on the inside things will take longer and must be given time to settle. Also, although I am feeling great, physically I am very tired. So I'm taking it easy and napping when I want to. We live in a small town, on a very nice little estate, so we have been just walking around the blocks a little further each day, today I was allowed to go up to our local shop and spent a pleasant little while finding a nice magazine to browse through tomorrow.

    I still have some mental fog and although I really want to be creative, I just haven't quite got the oomph yet, but tomorrow I think I shall make a card to send to the ward staff and maybe do some scrapping!

    Love you all my friends -

    Blessings - FS xx
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I will try again tomorrow.

    I walk on a rainbow trail
    I walk on a trail of song
    And all around me is beauty ~ Navajo Song

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    Oh Free...where's my gorey details....you know I love them!!! lol

    Dont forget a hysterectomy is a major operation so dont going trying to be superwoman and spring clean the house.....and for goodness sake whatever you do DO NOT sneeze (believe me on this you really really do not want to feel what that is like post op or find out how they push everything back into the scar line!!!)

    sending you healing for a straightforward recovery xxxxx



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