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”

Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey – Day of, that night & morning after

Wow. I will start by saying that the last 12 hours were some of my worst ever. My husband drove me to the hospital for 11am yesterday and the check-in process was smooth and easy. Once we got to Day Surgery, I was changed into a gown, booties and some massive gangster shorts almost immediatelyContinue reading “Marathoner’s Hysterectomy Journey – Day of, that night & morning after”

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.”