Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Late Christmas

Did not get a chance to get on here yesterday.  Had a wonderful Christmas morning, very early, but wonderful. Then I got slapped with a Migraine out of nowhere right after Lunch with the Family…No Bueno.

I hope you and yours had a very blessed Christmas day.

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Still sporting the jammies most days Winking smile.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

No no

Our daily word for Tilda lately is no no or huh ahhh.

Tilda is still testing the waters with the Christmas tree even with the trip wire Bub put in place. She stays right on the outside of it and pretends she is staring at the lights.



Creepy kitty :)



Friday, December 16, 2011

Normal clothes are the best

Guess what I did yesterday
I wore regular clothes on my outing to Tarjay and various other stores...not my glorified Jammie's with yoga pants.




Thank you Amy for being my Jennysitter and chauffeur for the day
 

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Insomnia & Camerabag

Insomnia and Camerabag go hand in hand really don't ya think.

I mean when your up at the crack of dawn what else is there to do but take pictures of your Christmas stuff. Right?

stockings hung by the lamp post with care...gotta love no fireplace.




And throw in a pic of rottenness who is stuck to me like glue for good measure
I mean everyone does this right ;)
**pop on over to Ginger's Tidbit Tuesday to learn how to keep Mrs. Rottenness out of the Christmas tree**

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Grieving The Womb


It's definitely not easy, but necessary.

I was prepared for this.

I knew it was coming.

But it still came unexpectedly.

I was talking to my husband about something Bub did as a baby last night and wham.

The memories of him & my angel babies in my tummy were over whelming.

Tearing up just thinking about it again.

I know I made the right decision, but it is still definitely hard some days.

I read this website & this one and they helped.  Although I did not have an emergency hysterectomy as these women did I feel the pain of loss and I commend them for sharing their journey.

Hystersisters of course also had a lot of insight as they always do.

I know I will get past this and I have my family behind me with all of their support.  The teary eyes will pass and joy will fill it's place.  I am just taking it day by day.

Often you've wondered why,

Tears come into your eyes,

And burdens seem to be

Much more than you can stand.

But God is standing near,

He see your falling tears.

Tears are a language,

God understands.

When grief has left you low,

It causes tears to fall,

For things may not turn out

The way that you have planned.

But God won't forsake you now,

His promises are true.

Tears are a language,

God understands.

God sees the tears,

Of a brokenhearted soul,

He sees the tears,

And hears them when they fall.

God weeps along with men,

And takes them by the hand.

Tears are a language,

God understands.
Written by Gordon Jenkins in 1971



Friday, December 9, 2011

I'm Freeeeeee

 Not really just went on my first outing yesterday..Woot Woot

Told y'all I was going to wear my PJ's


My mom was my Jennysitter for the outing.


Thank goodness it was a short trip because I started feeling faint on the last isle. I came home and resumed my weekly position in the recliner.




                        Today I will take on the world or maybe just the check up at the Dr

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bored - Yep that's me

But I am alive -To the theme of Celine Dion
Love love that song

Been doing good. A lot of sitting and computing hence the glasses.



I go for daily walks to so I am not a total lazy bones.

I do a lot of time sleeping as well. Good thing this is Ginger's favorite hobby. Isn't she too cute sleeping with her skunky baby (she put that up there herself and then passed slap out)



The girls have been loving momma having snacks and lunch in the recliner.


They think it is a perfect opportunity to look cute and beg for scraps, which they get a little because they are to cute. Who could resist?

I hope everyone is having a good week.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Must Haves

Or a list of things I think are helpful if you ever have to go through this.

1. First and foremost- A loving and supportive group of people around you before and after the operation.  Without my family and friends I would be in the fetal position crying most days.  They have been my rock of support through this whole thing.
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2. A Body Pillow - This kind not the straight kind.  You will need it in the hospital and at home.
Boppy Total Body Pillow
3. A Rice Pack- for your back and for your shoulders when the gas rises to your shoulders from surgery.
Carex Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack
4. Massager - also for back and shoulders
Homedics PM-50  Hand Held Mini Massager with Hand Grip, Battery Operated (Colors May Vary)

5. Yoga Pants - These are wonderful, because they have the core support waist already in them.
SO Yoga Pants - Juniors' Plus

6. Cute night shirts - you can pair these with your yoga pants for a comfy outfit so you feel semi-normal. I have both...thanks Amy xoxo

Croft and Barrow Love Spell Crochet Nightgown

7. Comfy Shoes - to go with nightshirt and yoga pants if you want to go outside for your daily walk or ya know the grocery store because seriously who cares right. 
8 & 9. Ginger ale & Saltines - They go hand in hand and are a must with the meds they give you.

10. Last but not least a sports bra or one of the many they advertise on TV.  You don't want people to stop by to check on you and your girls are flying all over the place...

p.s. you will need this.  Just keeping it real. Take it with you to the hospital.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Rough weekend, but getting better

Hit a bit of a rough patch this weekend. Probably because I started to cut back on the pain meds Thursday and could actually feel the internal pain more. Spent most of the weekend in bed resting.

Today started out rough as well with a headache and nausea, but by 11 I was feeling a little better.

Here is what I will be doing today






Oh lordy I need a tan and some make-up.

Tilda has been sticking close to Momma and thoroughly enjoys the bucket the nurse sent home with me in case I got car sick.






Ginger on the other hand does not understand why she can't sit with Momma and Tilda can. Here she is having a pity party.



She got over it, but with a sad face ;)



My Jennysitter this week is my parents. Could only get a picture of my Mom. They have been great thru this whole healing process.



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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Some funny hystersisters advice

This article is pretty funny 
15 things we have learned after hysterectomy.  
Here are some highlights I think are great:

WalMart (ie: Hellmart depending on who you ask ;)---Just Say NO! New Princesses should avoid WalMart like the plague!!! There is something like a black hole in that store that will suck you in with its seductive charms, then spit you out in pain with your knees buckling and a cold sweat on your brow! Resist the pull...new sheets, cute sandals, and toilet brushes are just not worth it. If you're not well enough to be at work, you're not well enough to be at WalMart. Besides, if one of those 'falling prices' hits you on the head, you could get amnesia and forget where you parked the car you weren't supposed to be driving yet.

If you watch too many cooking shows on TV, you gain weight just from the power of suggestion. Or maybe it's from the calories being transferred by osmosis through the TV screen.

Chocolate IS one of the major food groups, and a new Princess can knock off a carton of chocolate Heavenly Hash ice cream faster than it can melt in the microwave.

Friends who say, "Call me anytime." are never home. EVER!

Men go through MENopause too, and they often choose our recovery time in which to do it. Another attempt to make themselves the center of attention?

In a Brain Fog moment, before looking all over the house for your sunglasses: check the top of your head first!

Don't fool yourself into thinking that you'll never get bored with "Lifetime for Women" movies.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Recovery

Tilda taking care of Mommy


My sister Jennysitting


My friend Diane was sweet and made us Ravioli for dinner :)


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