Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey – days 4 & 5

Guess what. I’m bored. So the first night’s sleep in my own bed on Friday night was decent for sure, I had to get up to pee once or twice but that’s my normal anyway. It felt good to get some real rest and not have such disruptive bloat-pain. I’m really happy that after thatContinue reading “Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey – days 4 & 5”

Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey -Day 3

Okay, 2nd night’s “sleep” was WAY better than the first, though not great. I got in a solid four hours, but then I kept getting out of bed every two hours to walk around and try to get my GI tract moving. Having no catheter or IV was very freeing and even though I wasContinue reading “Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey -Day 3”

Hysterectomy – the rest of Day 2

Today basically kept getting better. An intentional 15 min walk outside, a bit of real food (toast with some sort of prune potion that my nurse gave me), another BM and more walking with a friend, Gillian, who has experienced far more when it comes to gynecological surgeries than I have, and a nap. StillContinue reading “Hysterectomy – the rest of Day 2”

Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey – morning of

Good morning! I’m sitting in a massive bed at our hotel and just took my final sip of (black..) coffee. At 11am my husband is taking me to the hospital to check in and we both have to sign a consent form for “Hospital at Home.” Hospital at Home is, what sounds like to me,Continue reading “Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey – morning of”

Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey- pre-surgery week thoughts & actions

Hello! Wow. So my plan to get super fit and race an 8k right before the operation kind of fell apart. I was definitely in denial about how burnt out I was from marathon training and Eugene, quickly followed by the Victoria 70.3 and a couple other fun events in there. I see now thatContinue reading “Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey- pre-surgery week thoughts & actions”

Next Project…Hysterectomy recovery from a marathoner & triathlete perspective.

I haven’t talked about this before on here, but my next project is not about running…well, I will totally make it about running LOL but that’s not really what it is. In late 2020 I had an abnormal Pap test, which is very common and half the people I know have had one of these.Continue reading “Next Project…Hysterectomy recovery from a marathoner & triathlete perspective.”