I completed my first full week back but only did 32 hours out of the usual 37.5. Although I am a secretary and not a manual or skilled labourer, I was still incredibly tired by the end of each day. Monday was tiring. I went home at 4:30pm instead of my usual 5pm. Tuesday was fantastic. I felt great. I was nearly bouncing around. However, in an effort to pace myself I left the office at 4:30pm. I was tired on Wednesday but went to a friend’s house for dinner. Although I got home at 9:30 – which under normal circumstances is certainly early enough for me to feel fine the next day especially as I didn’t have a drop of wine! I had a little sore throat and I started to wonder if I was picking up Helios’s cold. I took a night nurse and slept like a log but I was tired again on Thursday. I left the office before lunchtime and had a nap on the sofa. I went to bed that night at 7:30. After sleeping like a log, I managed to stay at my office at 3pm on Friday. I may have done better had I paced myself last week. I’ve had another good rest this weekend. I slept overnight and had a nap on Saturday. I slept well again last night.
Tomorrow I’m back to work again. I am still fighting off a cold but am eating well and (clearly) sleeping a lot! I have a car park space just outside the back door of my building and I’m sure my stamina will return quickly!
In other news, because I had a sub-total hysterectomy I can expect a little bleed every 4 weeks. Well, I had my first period which consisted of a couple of days of a light bleed requiring only panty-liners. I had pain but nothing that a paracetamol couldn’t handle. It may mean that I will finally feel like a normal woman – and all it took was a hysterectomy!
I spoke with my clinical nurse about my stitches which still haven’t fallen off. She suggested that I go to my GP if I’m concerned about it and they can take them off but I’m enough of a wimp to leave it for a while longer to hope that they fall off of their own account. Also, regarding scars, I cannot recommend Bio Oil highly enough. My scars have shrunk measurably since I started using it – just add a little dab on the scars twice daily is all it needs!