Monday, July 8, 2013

Gratitude Monday - Kept In Stitches

In theory I get the rest of my incision staples out today.
To recap, I had hernia surgery on June 27 and am grateful for it, but now it's time to get on with closing the wound.
I'm happy about it, but it hasn't happened yet. It may still be that they have to remain a few more days.
Better that than getting them out too soon and risking opening up my abdomen.

I am grateful either way. The staples will come out eventually. They have to.
I got half of the them out a few days ago. The practitioner who removed them said a week is too short a time for an incision of that length (about four inches) to heal. She removed every other one and told me I could get the rest out early this week.

I feel pretty good and am getting some of my bendability back. Staples and the slice in the flesh made it difficult to lean forward for any appreciable length of time.
I've healed well enough I could crawl around in the garden for an hour yesterday doing some much needed weeding
Today may still be too early. I won't know until I try.

13 comments:

Carla Birnberg said...

it's amazing how we can take bendability for granted too---until it's gone.

xo

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, so true, Carla.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hope you are staple-free soon! So great that you can find things to feel grateful for even when recovering from something most people would just whine about.

Like, um, me. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Crabby. There are times when finding the gratitude takes some digging. It is worth it.

Chris said...

You'll be back to 1000 crunches a day in no time!

Leah J. Utas said...

Aww, thanks Chris.

messymimi said...

It makes me grateful to remember how well our bodies are designed to heal up from things like this, and i hope you are done healing quickly.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Messymimi. I am I'll be better than new before I know it.

the Bag Lady said...

Three cheers for bendability! Hope yours returns quickly.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Bag Lady. It's coming along.

Hilary said...

Sounds uncomfy for sure. I feel for you. My son had hernia surgery last year and he was surprised at how painful it actually was and how long it took to feel normal again. So it sounds to me that you're doing alright.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary.
I am mending quickly.


tree peters said...

wow, staples don't sound fun... I'm so glad you're healing well.
So glad I found your blog from Cranky's!