This recovery has been tough. I know the recovery from my hysterectomy was rough too and it definitely took a full 6 weeks to remotely feel normal but it seems like my brain has forgotten the details of that recovery making this one feel worse even though the two are probably very similar. No organs were removed this go round but there was still a lot of internal work done. I promise to have ANKON back to some type of normalcy soon!
As I’m just over two weeks post-op, I thought that I would share 3 of my lifesavers these past 2 weeks:
1- My icepack. My incision is in a rather uncomfortable spot so my ice pack has been totally been my BFF during recovery. Seriously I would marry the thing if I could. I use the ThermiPaq Hot & Cold Pack and cannot say enough good things about it. I’ve only used it for cold therapy so I can’t say how it does how but if it works half as good hot as it does cold, it would be amazing. The pack is made with a clay-based material and it reaches it optimal cold level within an hour which is really convenient. It molds really well to my body too so that is also a bonus. If you are in the market for a cold/hot pack, I recommend checking this one out.
2- My Tablet. Our new tablet came in just in time for my surgery! We had been trying to decide whether to replace our laptop with another laptop or a tablet. After going back and forth and doing a lot of research, we went with the Acer Iconia tablet! Our personal laptop is Acer and has done really well over the years so we trusted the brand for the tablet as well. All in all, we love it! It is so easy to use. I love not having to lug out the laptop to surf the net or hang out on Twitter. Since its on the android platform, we have access to tons of apps. Abby loves playing with Talking Tom! I’m not too good at the technical side of things so I will send you to my friend over at PepperScraps for a great vlog on the tablet!
3-Scrambled Eggs. Seriously, I’m not kidding. My appetite is still a little so-so so I could easily live on cereal but if I don’t get enough protein, I end up with a migraine so eggs are the perfect solution for me during recovery. Let me just say that my husband has become quite a cook which it comes to making me eggs. They are perfect. He should open up his own place that serves just scrambled eggs. Yum. Now I’m hungry!
If you are a surgery veteran, what were your lifesavers post-op?
p.s. I have an AWESOME giveaway coming up on Thursday! I am so excited!