From my surgery buddy. She was having her hysterectomy while I had my last tube removed.
I’m entering week five of recovery feeling a bit beat up.
The high-energy enthusiasm that carried me much of my journey (both pre- and post-op) has abandoned me.
I’ve been fighting some form of depression that has left me uninspired and mentally exhausted. And the pain in my lower right back has returned, with gusto.
Overall I have made great strides. My abdominal incision from the hysterectomy has closed beautifully, and I’ve built up my strength to the point I’m now able to walk respectable distances.
Still, something feels out of whack.
It could be as simple as missing my morning lithium dose a couple times last week. It could be that my constant companion/boyfriend has returned to work. It could be that all my lady parts are missing.
I made an appointment to see my psychiatrist next week, so I’ll let him chime in on the situation.
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