In recovery

27 Jun

I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging lately. Mainly because I’ve been a little…umm…held up.

Which has made it difficult for me to do even the most routine tasks…

I’m actually left-handed.

They performed a nerve block during my surgery, meaning, I couldn’t feel my left arm for about 36 hours afterward. You know that heavy feeling you get when your arm falls asleep? After having that for a day and a half, you become a much more appreciative person.

Since the feeling in my arm is back, the pain has set in. Between taking naps on the couch, and icing my shoulder with my Aircast (the blue tube hanging out of my shirt above), there has been little time for much else.

But that’s okay.

I am grateful for my caring family and boyfriend, and for my health. Because this whole experience has reminded me of the simple fact that, even though there’s been some pain, I still have both of my arms.

I am thankful.

Have you ever had surgery?/ How was your recovery process?

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11 Responses to “In recovery”

  1. Scarlett June 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I hope everything heals exactly as it’s supposed to!

    I’ve never had a surgery, fortunately, unless you count wisdom teeth!

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy June 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

      Thank you! I think wisdom teeth surgery counts…I’ve had that done too. It was worse than this because I couldn’t talk or eat!

  2. cleaneatingchelsey June 27, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I hope everything heals quickly! I have had surgery twice, and it isn’t a walk in the park!

  3. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) June 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    I was just thinking of you yesterday in hopes you were doing better. I had shoulder surgery a while back and it was terrible.

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy June 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

      Ah, thank you! It’s kind of nice knowing that you can relate though. I’ve been doing okay…the pain just gets worse at night :/.

  4. Mel (mmmstories) June 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Ahhh I can’t stand that tingly feeling when something falls asleep! Way to hang in there, I’m glad it’s getting better! I’ve never had surgery that knocked me unconscious (i even stayed awake for my wisdom teeth).

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy June 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

      You’re brave for staying awake during your wisdom teeth surgery! I wouldn’t want to see or hear what was going on!

  5. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign June 28, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    Aw…rest up and take it easy!!!

  6. yourdailygrace June 28, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Aww girl I hope it feels better! I’ve never had surgery or anything but I remember having chicken pox when I was little and my parents, grandma, everyone! doted on me to know end! I thought it was pretty fabulous! My cousin just broke her wrist in two places so I’ve been doing things like pute her hair up for her:) Although she was pretty mad that I’m a sad excuse for a girl who cannot French braid.

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy June 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

      Thank you. Haha, it was nice of you to attempt a French braid! My sister did my hair the first few days too..it is kind of nice being pampered. I hope your cousin feels better soon!

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