"She stood in the storm, and when the winds didn't blow her way, she adjusted her sails." Or rather she tightened her pony tail and adjusted her game plan.
5 weeks PostOp and rather than one more week of recovery the doctor said I need to wait three more weeks. When he did the exam I had some adhesions he had to pull apart (ouch) and I still have quite a bit of my stitches that have not yet healed.
It also seems my tummy is having issues bouncing back from surgery. It swells up to as big as I was four months pregnant. I was given an antibiotic at my two week appointment and I need to take probiotics and hopefully it will resolve within a couple of weeks.
It wasn't what I wanted to hear but everything happens for a reason. And I would find out that reason all too soon....
Not doing much while recovering from the hysterectomy, my hip and knee have still been bothering me from Ironman 70.3 TX. So I went to the orthopedist. I should have gone sooner, but I thought the rest post hysterectomy would do the trick. Two things are going on. I have ITB syndrome which is super frustrating but wasn't a huge surprise. It also turns out I had a hip fracture at some point (likely from one of my falls) that is giving me trouble. And it has healed abnormally. And it could possibly have caused a labrum tear. The treatment is physical therapy and dry needling for now. If it doesn't improve or gets worse with PT we'll look further into a tear.
In just the last 3 years I've had 4 stress fractures, a shattered collarbone and adhesive capsulitis in my shoulder, a uterus that fell out, 5 surgeries, and been diagnosed with RA and a slew of other autoimmune issues.
Sometimes I ask myself when is enough enough. When is it time to just call it quits?
The answer is NEVER! As broken and weak as I feel right now, I know my WILL won't be broken. I'm a fighter. Sometimes the fight gets a little exhausting, but I just need to take a deep breath and jump back into the ring.