36/f proud single mom of 2
Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002
Diagnosed with IBS 2007
Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008
I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?
Make sure your suffering has meaning…
I know that feeling. After having an abscess drained and setons inserted, I could barely move. And then trying to put on a load of washing was not difficult, it was impossible. I had to ask my BF to do my laundry, dishes, and go to the grocery store for me. Walking from one side of my (small) lawn to the other was so difficult, and being like this at age 23 was pretty scary.
I think it is normal, especially with the type of surgery you have had. I was the same and did not expect to be so completely knocked out (I heard stories of people returning to work after 2 days). I had to take an extra day off work and then when I did go back, it was too early. I had to sleep in the bathroom at lunch from the exhaustion. Don’t feel bad about not going to work because you will only realise when you’re better, just how sick you really were, and how exhausted.
I don’t think I kept my liquids up enough for my body to heal so I would recommend drinking as much as you can, taking a good probiotic yoghurt and just being super-gentle with yourself. I hope you feel better soon…