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I am beginning to go stir crazy. My hysterectomy was November 17th and I am beginning to feel human again.

To change up the my environment I have moved my laptop from the bedroom to the dining room. I know it sounds crazy, but the walls in the bedroom were really closing in.

My next plan is to read my book in the living room - again changing my environment. My plan is only to lay down in my bed when I am tired and need a nap. This way the walls will not close in on me.  

I wish I could hit the malls but I know better, just taking one day at a time.

I thank God for His touch because without him I would not have made it.

Ladies, thanks for listening.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • If you are tired of your bedroom walls
      we have our profile walls
      You are welcome to scribble all over
      or even bang it or where your heart can pour!



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • Chinadoll  

      This website has helped me NOT too loose my mind over the last three weeks!  

      I am so grateful!



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      Mz. Queen wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • Oh how I remember those 6 weeks I too thought I would lose my mind, but I made it work for good, I experimented with food, did blockbuster by mail, played in the dirt (potted plants).

        I’m sure it really helped that it was summer time instead of winter.

        Hang tight it’ll be over soon.

      much love
      47



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • 47 yes I wish it was warmer. I live in CT and I am not taking a walk in this cold air.  

      Thank you for the encouragement.



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      Jenz ~ wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • Any time you want to talk, we are here for you. :)



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • Sounds like you are making the changes you need to cope. Do you do any crafts? Crochet, or paint? Finding little things to do would be helpful. This is a great time of year to send out cards. Maybe you could send some to shut-ins? (All the while being thankful that your time of being shut-in is short.)
      Hang in there. Type away. Glad to have your input always!



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • Jenz, thank you this website has been a life saver. I just needed a change of environment. So now I am in the dining room and feel much better.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • Restlessness is a very very good indicator of healing going on. When you get the go ahead from the doc to get up and out, look out world! Here comes Tracy!



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • Cynthia

      You are so right. I spent some time this evening creating a list of things to do for tomorrow. Nothing that requires physical exertion. Just online stuff I need to do and brainstorming.

      Now I have not created a list since November 16th. I am an ENFJ and the J in me must have a list - LOL!  

      So yes restlessness is a good sign. I do know I have to be careful. All my friends have warned me “DO NOT BE ANYONE‘S HERO“! I am taking their advice.



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 8, 2008
    • Dee Dee

      I have a few scrapbooks I want to put together as Christmas gifts. I will begin that project while I am home. I have to keep my mind busy.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 9, 2008
    • Tracy, you can shop right from here. Look at the fab40 holiday buying guide. Pretty interesting.
      Embrace this time and take good care of yourself. Moving to the dining room will probably help alot.
      Have someone grab you some fresh flowers from the florist or grocery store. Put them in a vase and enjoy the beauty.
      Not a solution, but will make you feel better maybe?
      I hope you are all better soon, just take it slow, don’t push yourself.



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      Daphne wrote Dec 9, 2008
    • Tracy,

      After my back surgery in April, i too was a “houseplant“...and decided very quickly that i did not like it one bit!  I was back to work in 3 weeks!  It was that or go bananas!

      I also learned that i can’t sit and watch my soap.  It is on in the shop while i am working and i catch some of it here and there but when i sat and focused my undivided attention on the program, i lasted 10 minutes and that was it!

      I think you have the right idea by moving around the house a little bit...but whatever you do, don’t move THINGS around...just you (and your laptop, of course).

      And, by all means, listen to your doctor and your friends.  By going back to work as soon after surgery as i did, i suffered some setbacks and delayed recovery.  If you have the time, take it!



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 9, 2008
    • Lisa and Daphne thank you!

      I am being obedient and following doctor’s orders. I don’t lift a thing. I had my husband bring all the laundry to the washer and when they are dry I will have my son bring them to my room so I can sit and fold them.  

      I am blessed to have 7 weeks off with 100% pay - Thank the Lord! So no going back to work early for me. I do not want any set backs. I have read on HysterSister.com about woman who did too much too soon and ended up having surgery again because they tore the stitches on the inside. YUCK!



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      Linda Hendricks wrote Dec 9, 2008
    • I’m glad that you are feeling better... going stir crazy is a sign of that...

      AND I’m glad you are following doc’s orders.....  

      Just remember this too shall pass.... you will look back on it and think... wow that wasn’t so long afterall....  

      Definitely do not rush going back to work....  

      Look at it this way... more time to spend here!

      I’ll keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery...



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