Wednesday, July 5, 2017

When Healing Is SLOW

By now, may of you know that I am 5 days post-op for gallbladder surgery.  It was not my idea of a good time, but seeing as I had a marble sized stone removed along with my gallbladder, it needed to be done.  Yes, I tried all the home remedies to avoid it...they didn't work, unfortunately.

So I went in Friday morning for surgery and got to come home mid-afternoon.  They said I did great.  What do they know??!
  • I expected I would have a heart attack before the surgery because I was so scared.  I did not, thankfully.
  •  I expected that I would be able to avoid the severe nausea that anesthesia and pain killers gives me.  I did not. 

  • I expected to have my appetite back immediately.  I do not.

  • I expected to be up and dressed and ready to go.  Nope, not that either.

See how this is going?

Let me say, I AM thankful for a successful surgery and the wonderful doctors and nurses who took care of me and pretended that I was NOT the biggest baby they had seen all week.  I am thankful that I am not in severe pain and was able to ditch the pain meds two days into healing.  I am thankful for friends who have sent food, cards, flowers, and sweet messages, and I am super thankful for my sweet family that has taken on running the household.


I am frustrated.  I anticipated I would be sore, but I did not think it would feel like someone has tried to stir fry my insides. I did not think that no food would sound good to me.  I did not expect that taking a deep breath would send a pain straight through my rib cage.  I did not expect all I would feel like doing was sleeping.  I did not think going up or down the stairs would wear me out for the day and I certainly did not think I would not care whether I was showered or dressed.  Frankly, both take too much energy.

So, am I healing?  Let's hope so.  Everyone says I am.
Would I like a do over? Yes!  But I would have to start from day 1 again and quite frankly, no thank you!
Do I have a greater respect for people who have surgery of any kind?  YES!

It does not matter what surgery you are having done, cutting into a body is not natural and it does take a toll on your body.  Listening to others and their experiences is good in some ways, but expecting that your story will look the same is not reasonable.  I am pretty sure that is where I went wrong.

Expectations.  They will get you every time!
So will surgery!

Here's to next week looking better!



  1. (((hugs))) and prayers for restored health and energy very soon. I ended up in the ER this weekend for a kidney stone probably the size of a grain of sand (can't imagine a marble sized stone!) hope after a full recovery you will feel much better! (Lovely flowers!)

    1. Thank you Michelle! Hope you are feeling better! Kidney stones are worse than child birth, in my opinion!

  2. Prayers for a quick recovery!

  3. Praying you can just take time to rest and heal properly. Go slow and sleep often, your body heals the most when you are sleeping. Hugs!!!

    1. I have slept for days- getting old! ;) Thanks for your prayers!

  4. Karintrask@aol.comJuly 6, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Embrace the rest. God knows His perfect timing and plan for your recovery and restoration. Rest in Him. Love and payers for you and your family. ♡


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