On the Mend

On the Mend

This is a post I started back in August, saved, and forgot to post. I was also, at times, on some killer narcotics and valium to help with the pain and discomfort. Hahaha.

“Alright, so I have not blogged in a while. So, update.

I had a discectomy just close to two weeks ago. The healing process was difficult. I am still restricted on what I should and should not do. I am sticking very close with these restrictions and really listening to what my body is also telling me. I would really like to not have that pain again that I was experiencing before.

If you have read my blog in the past, you know I also endure endometriosis. Well, I have to say, it was a great day when I could feel just the endometriosis pain again. I have not felt that ripping through your gut pain in so many months. It is possible that the hernia in my back was cutting on the nerves to there, or that the pain I was experiencing with the hernia just overshadowed the endo pain. I am unsure at this time. However, when I felt that ripping endo pain 3 days post op from that discectomy, I nearly cried in joy. Odd isn’t it? I am by no means saying it is enjoyable pain, but it was so nice to have that old known pain back again. It is pain that let me still walk, live, and get on with my day. The back hernia hindered a lot of what I loved. Endo pain just tests my resolve. The worst counterpart with endo pain is the nausea. Ugh, I could deal without that part of it for sure.”

Anyway, that is an update from then.

Currently, I’m healed, I’m working out, but I have also found that my endurance is not what it used to be. I am not sure if this is due to the surgery and recovery, the fact I’m exhausted from my 5 day a week job, or if it is simply aging. I’m not complaining, I’m just trying to keep pushing myself to be stronger and also understand what is going on with my body.

Hope you enjoy your holiday season!

Til next time,
Keeks

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