This is getting hard

  • 3cshell
  • South Glens Falls, NY
  • 3 years ago

I have had a very good recovery so far but today is not so good. My drains are leaking and doc said it's ok but today they are leaking through my clothing and I'm getting sad since I have been cooped up and I'm getting antsy to be back to myself. I went outside and sat in the sun in a recliner yesterday and that felt good. My husband has been great too until he had a meltdown. Men are such babies sometimes. I do it all on my own whenever he has a business trip but he does it for one day and he looses it. I guess I really am upset because he got me really stressed out and I can't handle it right now. Don't get me wrong, he is a wonderful man but he wasn't looking so shiney this wkend. Now I'm home alone with baby for the first time today and that's hard to. She's sleeping now and I'm going to rest while I can. Sorry for the rant. Getting emotional comes with the process I guess.

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Hang in there! I know how you feel with the husband situation. Mine is wonderful in many ways, but he can't boil water & that part was hard! He did his best, but I had to do a lot more than I should have been doing on post op day 5 - when he sprained his finger - which I know hurts, but after that happened, I was pretty much on my own.

I know it is so hard the first few weeks when you cannot get out. I missed my life so much - the day I got in my car & drove the kids to school I felt so alive again!

It is normal to have your ups & downs with this surgery - but there is a light at the end of this. You have our support whenever you need it.
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Thanks for the kind thoughts. I just had my one week post op visit (well week and a day) and I got my drains out....yah!!! What a relief. I still have to wait 48 hours to shower but i feel so much better without those tubes. He also said I can start to slowly resume normal activity. So I came home and walked with my mom and the baby. I did really good. Boy what a difference a day can make. Hubby apologized too which was nice. Thanks again.
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I'm sorry you're having a hard time today. Make sure you stay in close touch with your surgeon and let him/her know if the leaking gets worse.

How long ago did you have your surgery?

Feel free to rant! That's what we're here for. It's hard for everyone when a baby is involved, too, but remind him that this is all temporary and you'll be back to yourself in a few weeks.

Hang in there, girly. We're rooting for you.

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