Tuesday, June 9, 2009

<3 M <3

When I went in for pre op the RN goes through all these medical question and then asks...

"What do you like to do to relax?"

This always reminds me of being in Russian class and having to come up with a generic list of things you like to do, listen to music, talk on the phone, watch movies, read a book. Basically all things you can do on an iPod these days. I'm totally comfortable with silence, I don't need music or a magazine to distract me. I can just be me and be more or less okay in a stressful situation. So I told her I liked to hold M's hand to relax and she told me that was the best answer she had ever heard.

It works too. At 2 am last night I had had enough, my back was tweaking and I missed my husband, I took a pain pill grabbed the wedge pillow and shuffled into the bedroom. I laid down and settled in and it was lovely. His hand found mine and squeezed. No nightmares last night.


bbubblyb said...

Sarah, I found your blog today and I've read for hours now, from start to finish. This last post touched me. Made me think of when I had my gall bladder out back end of March and all I wanted to do was sleep in bed with my husband. My bed was to high for me to get in so I found a little foot stool and on the second night managed to get in it because I just needed that hubby comfort *smile*.

I feel so happy for you getting your surgery. All the things you've talked about over the past year+ hit home with me.

I still have a ways to go on my weight loss journey but even now the extra skin bothers me. It's like I'm a fake because of it. It makes me feel not normal.

I'd like to think one day I will also have surgery to remove it but like you I want to wait awhile after I lose the weight to know it's really going to stay off.

Anyway, I will definitely be following your progress from here on. I'm glad you were here to find.

I hope you heal up fast and well.


Lori said...

That is so sweet! Sounds like you are recovering well!