Sunday, June 15, 2008

Being Stabbed

I now know what a post stabbing feels like. I am in pain. I suffer. I sleep (with meds). The doctor did not tell me I would be this uncomfortable after the surgery. I even asked him prior to going under, if Garth should get a note telling him I should be in bed for 3 days. He laughed at that. I was really only kidding but I actually have been in bed for 3 days! The only good news is the fact that I wasn't awake when the doctor stabbed me...

If you get stabbed in the lower stomach, kiss your core goodbye. I had no idea how important my ab muscles were to my ease of body movement. Sitting up in bed...complete pain. Rolling over...pain. Walking down the stairs...pain.

I am hoping tomorrow I will be out of bed. I have read two books (both 8oo pages each), watched an entire season of "Little People, Big World," 3 movies, too many episodes of "House Hunters" and many other useless shows.

6 comments:

barnaclebutt said...

Sweetie, I hope you feel better right away (but milk it for all it's worth while you don't)! Love, Shelley

Kathi said...

ooo, heather. I'm with you on that ab pain. it's taking a while for me to like getting up out of bed, too. G'luck!

shawni said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling so bad. But I must admit, laying in bed for three days sounds like a piece of Heaven to me! I know I'd be dying after an hour, but still ... two books down? I love that!

Kristen said...

Man, that's awful. But get as much rest as possible and milk it for all it's worth. Have you sneezed yet? That will totally kill you. And laughing...man it hurts just remembering it all. Hope you feel better soon.

Heather said...

Kristen...ironically, I sneezed earlier today and it actually brought me to my knees! Coughing is torture and laughing is off limits.

Johnsons of Haymarket said...

I am so sorry Heather! What a stinky doctor for making it seem like it would be no big deal! I hope you continue to recouperate and can get out and enjoy this absolutely beautifu weather we are having!