20 November 2010

Cautiously hopeful

I am feeling good. So good that I have to be careful. I have to remember to still take it easy over this weekend, but I think that blood clot was the source of all my woes over the last two months. I called my doctor and she said, "YES!!!" because she has been bothering her husband at night talking about what could possibly be wrong.

Sometimes my back will hurt when I am sitting, but not necessarily in the same achy way it used to and so I think it is just a back that needs to be stretched or something and not the same inner grind I felt for weeks and weeks. And there has been no fever or chills or body aches....

I am thrilled! I can't remember the last time I felt this good - it has been so long! I am starting to feel like myself again and it is absolutely wonderful.

I started to say things to Thomas about the benefits of being young and healthy and then I got a very distinct feeling that I had nothing to do with this recovery.

I received a wonderful blessing the night before surgery and many prayers were offered in my behalf that all would be well and I would feel calm and peace and that is exactly what happened.

Prayers are answered and I am so grateful for that! I am still being careful and will be interested to hear what the OBGYN sees and says at the follow-up appointment in early December, but right now I am feeling so good and so so grateful. My faith has increased and I am so happy to be getting back to good health.

19 comments:

liko said...

i'm so happy you are feeling on the up and up!!!

and i am glad they got that thing out!!

shira said...

i'm glad you are doing better stephanie! it sounds like you had a rough ride and i hope you continue to feel better!

melissa marie said...

today i am thinking about how cool it is that i got a healthy body too. i'm glad you're on the mend. xxoo

Megan and Keli'i said...

Hooray, Steph! I am so happy for you, and you brought tears to my eyes with your heartfelt testimony of that blessing. Happy for you.

Rebecca Waldron said...

Yay! So glad you're feeling better. Blessings are amazing.

sheila said...

Awesome news, my friend.
Isn't it crazy what a little clot can do to your body.
I'm so glad you are feeling better.

Melissa said...

oh yay!! i am so happy for you! It feels so good to feel good huh!?

lizzie said...

I am sorry I'm so late with my well-wishes and good lucks and all of that. I am glad that things seem to be going well and hope that you continue to feel better. You continue to inspire me with your optimism.

Is it okay that when I grow up I want to be like you? (Only without a blood clot in my lady-parts.)

Christina said...

Yay for feeling better! Did they do a genetic clotting panel to see if that's what caused the clot?

Natalie said...

SOOOO glad to hear that things are getting better for you. I worry about my little Steph you know.

Shanae said...

WOW, it is good to hear that things are going well and you are feeling better. It will be interesting to see what they say in December. Thank you for sharing this. It is so true, our Heavenly Father is so mindful of us and loves us so much!!! YOU ARE SUCH AN AWESOME PERSON!!! I LOVE YOU!

betsy said...

steph, glad to hear everything is ok!! and definitely continue to take it easy. you are so wonderful and loved.

Kahilau said...

How amazing! Perfect timing for a truly thank Thanksgiving! I am impressed with you insights and thy way you handled this whole thing, of course with the assistance of Heavenly Father and your beautiful family! YAY!

. said...

Oh! I do hope that you are really, really on the mend my friend. What a scary few days you've had. We will be thinking about you and sending healing vibes (and of course prayers) your way.

Mariko said...

Ok. Where have I BEEN?!
I just read your last 3 posts. I feel like a crappy bloggy friend (who wants to be more of a real life friend) because I had no idea and was living my fine ol' bloggy life when you were having a scary one.
Scary, at least, and not sad. I hope you find out why that happened so that it will never ever happen again. At least.
You are a very strong person. !!!
(that means, VERY.)

laurel said...

Thinking of you. You seem to me such a strong WOMAN of good will.

Ali said...

so glad you're doing better! What a scare, but it sounds like you were in good hands... the heavenly kind too.

Brady and Rachel said...

AWESOME!!!! SO HAPPY for you!!!

Kim's just sayin' said...

Oh my, I should read blogs more often I didn't even know any of this was going on! I'm so glad to hear that you are doing better and things are looking up! Please let me know if you need anything.