Tuesday, June 16

Hello world.

Still recovering. Got the catheter out today finally! I feel like a new woman...with a new bladder. Working fine so far. Other than I have to go a little more often than usual but it's smaller so I'm not surprised. Go back to check up on the incision with the ob/gyn doctor tomorrow. Fun times

So. I think I'm not going to train for Chicago. By the time they'll clear me for running at the end of July, I'll basically have a week to get back to it then 8 weeks to train for a marathon. I have to realize that that's not really feasible. I just can't ask my body to do that. Can I sell my non-refundable entry? Do I walk a marathon? Do I contact the Chicago Marathon people and explain the situation? How does this work? Any help would be appreciated.

In boredom news, I'm back to light light housework without much stair climbing. No vacuming yet. Working on a new quilt. And playing Valkeria Chronicles.

Sunday, June 7

So hi. Back home, at my computer. Trying to get caught up on blogs and what not. It's amazing how many of you post on a consistent basis. I'm gone for 5 days and I have 8billion to read. Not that I'm complaining.

So I went into have my laproscopic ovarian cyst removal. And the Dr ran into a congeital abnormality and called in a general surgeon and a urologist to asssist. Apparently they dropped everything at their offices to rush to operate on me cause I was lying open on the table. They did a partial cycstectomy (removed some of my bladder) and a partial small bowel resection along with my ovarian cyst removal. On a positive note, that cyst removal couldn't have gone better. And, I'm really lucky they found things the way they did. If I had been under the knife in any other abdominal operation, they would have sliced right through my bladder and I would probably be peeing out of bag for the rest of my life. So I'm really actually happy about this. The surgeon appologized for having to cut me open, but I told her there was no need to appologize. I feel very lucky.

Living on pain pills and lots of rest this next week. Hope everyone's doing well. I would post pictures of my staples but who really wants to see that? Hopefully they'll be out on Tuesday. And the catheter out 10 days after surgery. We'll see.

Saturday, June 6

So, hope this works. I'm trying to use my blackberry to update. Hopefully i'll be home tomorrow. But for now i'm still at the hospital. They had to open my abdomen up due to a congenital abnormality. That means I've lived with this for the past 27 years it just decided to cause problems now. They've said no working or running for the next 6 weeks. I don't know if I'll be able to train for Chicago now. I have a nice incision that goes from the naval down for about 8 inches. I can't get over the fact that they had to open me up. I can't believe I had a major abdominal surgery. I've been up and moving since 545 yesterday. I took about 6 walks. They kept telling me not to over do it. But i'm a nurse. I know what happens to your fitness when you lay in bed for days on end.

I'm really excited, my sister is coming in on Sunday. And some of my aunts have said that they'd come up to see me if I wanted.

Just a quick update. I'll let you all know more when I can get to a computer.