Of course I have nothing to write about, so I'll just tell you things are about the same as the last time I posted. I hurt like hell! Tuesday will only be one week and I wish I had a little more patience.
I woke up at 5:30 this morning to take pain meds and then fell back to sleep until 10am. Not sure how anyone can sleep as many hours as I have lately, but I guess it's what I need.
Pissy Ants / Weeds / Baby Mesquites
8 hours ago
Thanks for letting us know how you are! I think the more you sleep right now, the better. Sure do hope the pain lessens pretty soon. Like has been said, you are tough; when you are backpacking on the trails all of this will be forgotten.ReplyDelete
Being able to sleep when in pain is a blessing. Sleep as much as possible.ReplyDelete
Most doctors will tell you that if you need to sleep than do it. It is your body's way of helping itself heal.ReplyDelete
It took me nearly three months after the Hernia surgery before the pain stopped entirely. Even today nine months later if I move the wrong way I feel the discomfort but not the pain that I had before.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
All I can say is - the good part is that the surgery is over and you're a week into your recovery.ReplyDelete
I didn't want to write this before, but my ex-husband had the same surgery and he had a difficult recovery, too. Everyone reacts differently, though, and I was hoping you'd breeze through it. Maybe that's not possible with hernias, but honestly, you didn't have much choice. Now he's fully recovered and the surgery and painful recuperation is a distant memory. This will be the same for you, Gypsy.
Keep hanging in there. Sleep is good - you body will recover during your sleep, and you won't feel the pain while you're asleep. Sleep, sleep, sleep. "You are getting sleepy." :)
i agree with the others, 'a sleeping body is a healing body'. I also understand the 'impatience' thing.ReplyDelete
Absolutely the body needs to do nothing but work on healing rather than getting up or anything else. But how long do they say you will hurt like this? A week seems a long time for so much pain. I'm amazed to read the comments about such a long recovery from a hernia. I have to wonder why. Maybe it has to do with where the hernia is. Thanks for letting us know how you are. I really hope the pain starts to go down soon. All you can do is rest.ReplyDelete
Sleep is a good thing. That's why they put people in induced comas so their bodies have a chance to heal. So sleep away.ReplyDelete
Sleep when you can, it'll help.ReplyDelete
You're alive and kicking, so that's the main thing. Sucks to be in pain. Hang in there.
Have to agree with the majority here that sleeping is your body's way of healing itself but that is easy for me to say since I am not feeling your pain.ReplyDelete
Hang in there and when the pain kicks in remember this too will pass and visualize yourself back-packing and camping.
Hope you get to feeling better soon.
Glad for the update! sleep... let your body do its thing ~ hiss on the hurting !ReplyDelete
Sending healing thoughts your way.ReplyDelete
Sleep is the best healing medicine they say so sleep as much as you need too.ReplyDelete