Feb 16, 2012 - 3:09 am
So its been 28 days since my surgery. I am doing well I would say. Wounds are all healed up, I can do most of my normal activities. Walking around the mall and on the treadmill. Noticed I cant eat large meals cuz when I get full I get uncomfortable, like it pushes on the kidney. Anyone notice that too? After walking all over SF I did get a bit achy in my upper abs so I had to rest, assumed they havent all the way healed. My doc says live life the same and that is what I am trying to do. Only thing that bothers me is the drinking. I am 28 so I do have a social life that involves wine and drinks on the weekends, and random week night. I noticed that with two glasses of wine I get a ache in the lower back right side, where I lost 40% of the kidney. Does everyone else drink or have they stopped? How long after surgery until you had your first vino? I love my wine nights with the girls and so desperately want to go back to a normal life, but is it okay to do so. I am a bit of the paranoid type.
Cant believe that four weeks ago I had cancer! I still stop and think how insane it is. I think I cant wrap my mind around it. Has anyone tried a therapist or shrink? Maybe it will help me cope if I talk to someone who might understand more. I think I might try acupuncture too since I got all my insurance met and now it is free. The chiropractor felt amazing, cant believe how tight not moving makes your shoulders.
I still cry most days for no reason, like sad over a commercial or overwhelmed by reading about cancer at a bookstore. I think its normal to cry. What I have been through is insane, I just wish my friends and family understood.