Monday, November 7, 2011

Slowly recovering...

Not much to say this week except that recovery is going pretty well. I had my surgery two weeks ago today and I'm doing fine, just getting really impatient. I haven't had any problems, my incisions are healing nicely and I'm able to get around pretty well, but still not comfortable going anywhere alone. Luckily my JRA has been doing great through all of this, which is a huge surprise. I upped my dosage of Prednisone to 5 mg a couple of days after surgery (surgeon's suggestion) because I can't really take any other pain medications to help with the pain from surgery. So it was 5mg of Prednisone a day and Extra Strength Tylenol every 4-6 hours. It helped, but now I'm ready to get back on my Relafen. I've been on the Prednisone since February, about 3 months longer than I'd hoped and since we can't do another Embryo Transfer until January or February, I figure it's time to give my body a break from the bloating and irritability of Prednisone and get back on my NSAID's for a bit. I'm a little worried about changing meds right now since the weather is cooling down and that tends to affect my joints, but ultimately I feel like I need to do it. I just need to feel some sense of normalcy again. No Prednisone, no hormone shots, nothing...just my good 'ol Relafen, exercise, rest and healthy eating until we're ready to try again. I just want to feel healthy and ready to go when it's time for round 2 because some days when I think about trying again, I still get a little scared. Scared that we'll have another ectopic pregnancy and that we'll have to go through this all over again. And even though I'm starting to feel better, I'm definitely not ready to go through this again any time soon.
I hope everyone is doing well. Now it's time for me to go email my doctor and start my path to 'normalcy.' Hope everyone has a great week!

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