Post Op – Week 6: One Step At A Time

Yesterday I had my second post op appointment with my surgeon. It’s been a month since the last time I was in his office and the progress that I’ve made since then is amazing.  Before I had the surgery, I was asked to participate in a research study to help prevent blood loss in surgery.…… Continue reading Post Op – Week 6: One Step At A Time

Post Op – Week 6: The Highs And Lows of Recovery

It has been awhile since I’ve posted, but overall I am doing good! I’m in less pain now than I was before surgery and that has been the goal since the beginning. Recovery has its highs and lows, and I’m still in the early stages, but I couldn’t ask for more at this point.  Everyday…… Continue reading Post Op – Week 6: The Highs And Lows of Recovery

Post Op – Day 14: Right On Track

Today I had my first post op appointment. It was my first time leaving the house since the surgery and everything went really well! Personally, I feel like I have been making good progress, but to have that validated by my medical team was awesome. I’m getting better at getting around on crutches, my pain…… Continue reading Post Op – Day 14: Right On Track

Post Op – Day 8: Adjusting To Life At Home

Lately, I think I’ve been the most tired I’ve ever been in my whole life, so I haven’t been posting. Let me update you on my last few days home! Monday (5 Days Post Op) – Daniel went back to work on this day and I was kind of nervous about staying at home by…… Continue reading Post Op – Day 8: Adjusting To Life At Home

Post Op – Day 4: Home Sweet Home

Over the past two days I have accomplished several milestones. I’ve learned how to go up and down stairs with my crutches, get in and out of a car, and do several other basic tasks by myself. It’s so nice to feel a little bit more independent. I just didn’t realize that normal things like…… Continue reading Post Op – Day 4: Home Sweet Home

Post Op – Day 2

Today has been my most challenging day, but also the most rewarding. This morning, after my epidural was taken out, the physical therapist came by my room to help me sit on the edge of the bed. I was mentally prepared for it to be painful (it definitely was), but I was not expecting to…… Continue reading Post Op – Day 2

Post Op – Day 1

Yesterday’s surgery went well, my surgeon was very pleased with the outcome. After my pre op labs, I was pretty heavily medicated. The anesthesiologist and his team then inserted an epidural in my back. I was pretty nervous about it, but it has been amazing. I’m not in any pain at all. After the procedure,…… Continue reading Post Op – Day 1