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10:55 AM: Watched all of the Academy Awards last night. I am loving Jared Leto. Loved him in "MY SO CALLED LIFE" and I think I may watch a marathon of that today after I shower (yay!) and while Chris works from home. I've also been a fan of 30 SECONDS TO MARS since I first heard them. 

In recovery news I'm doing much better. In an effort to ward off constipation, I ate nearly a half a bag of prunes. I have never farted so much in my entire life. Wow. Uncomfortable gas pains. But hey, I pooped. So there's that. I'm also pretty much done with the NORCO, so I think that will be the end of the prunes too. I don't need a Narcotic to sleep anymore and I'd like to be awake when I'm awake, so I think it's served it's purpose. Today I may do some knee PT... just so we don't have a repeat of what happened the last time I was laid up on the couch.

Looking forward to putting on some new clean lounge-wear and maybe doing a couple of loads of laundry while watching MY SO CALLED LIFE. Let's see how I do. 

12:19 PM: Not doing well. Can't find MY SO CALLED LIFE anyplace. Not on demand. Not on NetFlix. Will have to choose something else. Booooo. 

7:34 PM: Watched Blue Jasmine ON DEMAND. It was pretty good. Also a bit depressing. None of these movies this year can be considered "FEEL GOOD" movies. Did a couple of loads of laundry, and decided to lay down at 3 ish. Slept til 5:30. Apparently laundry can wipe a girl out.  

  • Health data: Sick: 3 Hours slept: 10

Watched Dallas Buyers Club & August Osage County yesterday. Today I watched Nebraska. The Oscars this year are going to a group of depressing movies. I've already seen Gravity. Am going to try to locate "Her" on demand someplace. 

In terms of pain, I'm doing OK as long as I keep up on the drugs. I was going to try to go every 6 hours today, but I think every 4 hours is still needed, seeing as though I feel great for about 3.5 hours and then start to feel pain again. 

One of the main reasons I hate surgery and medical "procedures" is that I am terrible at "recovering". I want this recovery to be over already. Like now. Like yesterday. I'm sure that's the same for everyone, but it sort of rules out any elective plastic surgery for me. I don't think I could tolerate an elective boob job. No matter how much I'd like my breasts to be larger or more firm, I can't hack the recovery. I'm a baby. I'm impatient. I know this. Facelift? I am definitely not OK with anyone carving up my face! No way. 

And I'm not allowed to take a shower until TOMORROW

  • Health data: Sick: 4 Hours slept: 14

1:51 PM: Lounging around at home, wounds covered in gauze and heating pad on my abdomen. I'm fairly hopped up on Norco and Ibuprofen. Norco makes me dizzy and Ibuprofen takes the pain away... or maybe the Norco makes me relaxed enough not to care that I'm in pain. Either way, I may never poo again. Narcotics really make me constipated. Haha. 

So, in regard to the fibroids, the doctor removed 2 that were each about the size of a tennis ball or racquetball. That's what I was feeling in my abdomen when I laid down... and what grew with the hormone infusion when I got pregnant. There were several others in there, but they were smaller and more insignificant, and it would have been a really long and really dangerous surgery to try to remove them all. Too much blood loss. This is why they originally told me, in 2008, that I should have a hysterectomy. A full myomectomy would hack up my uterus and innards and be way too dangerous.

We got rid of the two main offenders. That's good enough. It keeps my options open (as I still have a uterus) if we decide we want to try getting pregnant again. And I won't have the terrible huge ass swollen fibroid to worry about if we do. 

The doctor took photos I have them. They are GROSS!

  • Health data: Sick: 5 Hours slept: 12

Heading off to have some rent free tenants removed. Sayonara Fibroids! 

Worked til 7:15 last night. Likely more of the same today. Surgery tomorrow. I am nervous. I've only ever had a knee surgery performed, and I am 100% not thrilled with the prospect of someone poking around in my abdomen. However, I realize that these fibroids are not going to take care of themselves. So... surgery it is. And tomorrow it is. Wish me luck.

Chris is still sick. Laying in bed as we speak. I am at work. Feeling alright. He spent the night in the guest bedroom again. I had shitty sleep last night. I kept waking up and rolling around. I think I've done something to injure my L shoulder.  It hurts. Waaaaaaaaaaah. WTF. I'm falling apart.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6
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I arrived late. Tiffany says I'm much stronger than I was when we started. I can tell that. Today was hard, but not as hard as it has been. Another $35 co-pay. Meh.

Physical Therapy tonight. I think it's my re-assessment. I also think I'm ready to be discharged. I know what to do, I've got decent strength in my leg, and I'm like 80% pain free. I've never been 100% pain free (except for RIGHT after my cortisone shot) so this is pretty good.

Chris has strep throat (likely). Nope. He's got a cold. A bad cold. It's not a sinus infection either. He's miserable and he sounds like Kathleen Turner. Raspy. Sultry. Hah. He's going to get some drugs to take care of that today. He got no drugs. He's been run ragged between work and trying to train for IM CdA. Plus, the weather here is just... demoralizing. We're all inside all the time breathing re-circulated air. *gag*

Me? I'm trying like hell to stay away from him so he doesn't breathe on me accidentally or on purpose. I am going to ask him to wear a surgical mask so I don't get sick. He's sleeping in the guest bedroom. I just need to stay healthy through Friday. Is that too much to ask? I can't reschedule this surgery... it won't happen then til AFTER I go to Mexico... and that is NOT OK. This needs to happen before!


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