Day 21 Post-Op. Wow, hard to think it's been 3 weeks now since I had GRS. It both feels like just yesterday and also 3 months ago. Funny how time can feel like that, eh?
I don't feel like I've noticed a lot of change over the last few days but looking back to a week ago I definitely see a huge difference. I have barely had any random bleeding and even the discharge levels have gone down a lot. I'm still swollen in a bunch of areas but it's getting better. A few of my stitches have begun to fall out on their own and the incision lines are looking way better. Peeing is still about the same though lol.
I went out to dinner last night with my family for fathers day and it's been the first time really going out that wasn't something mandatory like the hospital or airport. Sitting is getting better but still hurts to sit upright. After about 1.5 hours though I was definitely ready to go home and throw an ice pack on my crotch.
The past two nights I've tried sleeping on my stomach like I normally would and there's been mixed results. On one hand it feels great to go to sleep on my stomach again, but waking up my body feels like it fell down the stairs. My vag however feels fine. Sleeping on my side hurts more still unless I put something between my legs to keep them propped apart. But I'm worried about messing up a pillow or blanket cause of that.
I'm still getting those random spikes of sensations from nerves reconnecting but it's definitely decreased a lot over the week.
My energy levels are also coming back slowly. Doing the laundry isn't nearly as draining as it was a week ago. This morning I even cleaned the kitchen and feel mostly fine afterwards.
I think that's all I can think of at the moment to talk about, but if you have any questions or want me to talk about anything more specifically please let me know and I'd be happy to do it.
Love you all! 😊❤️