Not quite a medical miracle, but good enough.

I’m ba~ack!

I was discharged from the hospital on Saturday, as those who follow me on Twitter or Facebook may have heard, and all things considered, I’m doing pretty well.

The surgery itself was more complicated than my doctor expected. Turns out the tumour was more invasive than she’d thought, and instead of having to just cut it from the top of my uterus, she also had to cut into the uterus itself to remove it all. And she had a hard time stopping the bleeding despite “a ton of sutures.” I could rant at length on why this bothers me (in fact, I did, if anyone cares to have a read of the complete account on my personal journal – be warned, I go into a fair bit of detail recounting my experiences, both the good and the bad parts), but this isn’t the place.

Anyway, I was discharged on Saturday, and went for a trip back to the hospital to have my staples removed this morning. Of the 11 staples, only 2 hurt to be removed. Small infection near the incision for which she gave me a presciption for some antibiotics, but nothing she’s too concerned about.

If truth be told, I think I’m doing amazingly. My hemoglobin’s almost as low as it’s ever been, and last time it was this low, I was napping every day for 3 weeks and getting short of breath just walking from my bedroom to the kitchen. Now I’m pretty much in the same boat, only healing from having multiple body parts sliced open, and yet I’m still doing well enough to actually impress some doctors.

So now I begin the rest of my recovery. I have to walk every day, keep my incision clean, take plenty of painkillers, and try to get my body back into a shape that’s actually able to carry me through the rest of my life. Hopefully the tumour doesn’t regrow, and if it does,  hope that my doctor will actually take me seriously enough to avoid yet another surgery. Hopefully I should be back to work in late June or early July, if all goes well. And in the meantime, I’m taking it easy, watching a bunch of random stuff of Netflix, and catching up on some reading.

Thanks to everyone for all the well-wishes and hope you sent my way during this ordeal. I know it sounds cheesy, but it makes me smile each time I see signs that so many people are rooting for me. It means a lot.

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