I had a minor surgery (details below for anyone interested) yesterday and while not officially on bedrest, I put myself on pretty limited activity for a couple of days so I could heal. If I don’t stay in bed, I will end up doing everything, so its better this way. The last time I had this done I gave myself further complications by doing too much too soon and I didn’t want a repeat of that.
So, my sweet husband took most of the week off of work and we have meals being brought in from friends from church. And the kitchen is cleaner than it ever is when I’m running things – how does he manage that? I am in bed with my computer, iPad, etc., getting caught up on some things I’ve wanted to do but don’t ever seem to have time for. (I’ve gotten great use out of the lap computer table that my husband bought me years ago when I was on actual bedrest.)
But a mom just can’t help herself, especially when there is stuff to be done. I haven’t cheated too much, but I did get out of bed to help a little girl who had an accident and to hold a crying baby while Dad was busy with other things that were going on. Its just too hard to hear that going on and not switch into “mom mode” to take care of everything or at least help out. I’ve also been able to read stories, talk to kids, give high fives and hugs, and help get kids dressed as I sit in bed. One more day of being completely down and then we’ll see if I can take it easy without overdoing it – wish me luck!
Surgery (for those that want the details): I had a D&C to remove a uterine polyp and clean me out after pregnancy. This is the 3rd time I’ve had to have one several months after having a baby when things just hadn’t returned to normal. They’ve tried having me take hormones, but in the end, I’ve needed the D&C. So, this time my doctor was wonderful! Knowing my history, she let me skip the hormone stuff and go straight to the D&C. I expect everything to be great after this and feel like normal again (which I haven’t felt in a while!). We still have to wait for the tests to come back to make sure the polyp wasn’t cancerous or precancerous, but everything was fine after the last 2 times so I don’t expect any problems. It’s just one of my weird medical things – I have quite a few of them 🙂