By: Jennifer Murray

Abdominoplasty Recovery: Week 2

recovery sign abdominoplasty In several ways Week 2 of recovery from my abdominoplasty was harder than the first week.  I had high expectations that I could beat the norms. (Overachiever Wannabe) After all, my abdomen had already been through two major surgeries.  My pride got shot down this week as I tried to tough it out.  I suffered with a lot of secondary issues that made my recovery progress very difficult. Instead of making forward progress, I took several steps backward. Note: Vomiting with a hip to hip incision and tummy full of stitches and staples is not advised. 

Each and every day has been a challenge. I’m trying to focus simply on that day and staying positive that this is TEMPORARY. I didn’t expect to struggle with fear during this recovery, but it’s been an obstacle as well. 

I have so much to be thankful for and I’m choosing to focus on these things throughout the day.  God has once again provided for our needs during this time. Brad has been able to work while the boys have played with a friend or family member, we’ve had several meals brought in that have been delicious, and did I mention that I have a laundry fairy?  So incredibly blessed.

Hopefully Week 3 will be my turning point! I’m so ready to have this all behind me!

Have a great weekend, Friends!

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14 Responses to “Abdominoplasty Recovery: Week 2”

  1. Barbara
    June 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    You and your family are in my prayers. Stay patient, remind yourself that in a year this will be a distant memory and so worth everything you are going through today.

    • QuatroMama
      June 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

      Thank you so much, Barbara! Great advice!

  2. Paola M
    June 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    I agree with Barbara. Hang in there! It will get better, and this all will be a memory. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. It’s awesome that you have help, so your husband can go to work.

    • QuatroMama
      June 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

      Thanks so much, Paola!

  3. Lynnette
    June 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Thanks for the update, Carlin and I have been wondering about you. We are praying for you and your family during this time. Thank you for your witness as you endure this season. God is faithful, so grateful we can count on Him.

  4. Molly
    June 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    I have been thinking about you dear friend. Thanks for updating us. And you are right, one day at a time. You’re getting there. Hugs.

  5. JENinMICH
    June 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    I totally feel for you. Vomiting after surgery is the worst (I did it after double jaw surgery). Hang in there and let God’s healing work its magic! Also, I understand it is hard to sit back and let others take care of you. But remember it is essential and they want to!

    Thoughts and prayers.

  6. connie ashenfelter
    June 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    aw. I have been praying for you! That God will draw you close to himself as you have no choice but to rest and “be still”.:)

  7. MandyE
    June 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    …just wanted to say I’m thinking about you. I hope you’re able to concentrate on rest and recovery as best you can. Try your best to be patient with yourself…time is what you need. Best…

  8. Barbara Manatee
    June 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    So sorry that its been such a rough week Jen. I’ll definitely say a prayer that you turn a corner soon and this will be a distant memory very soon!

  9. Ashleigh
    June 10, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    You are so lucky that you have help while you are recovering. Imagine doing everything for yourself and your kids with no help. Yup, that was me as a “single” mom (hubby was deployed overseas),recovering from surgery last year, and living too far from family who could help me.
    You can do it! Remember, just when you think it’s so awful, there is always someone in a worse situation. Yours is temporary, and you will enjoy the wonderful results soon enough! Keep the faith and your eye on tomorrow. xo

  10. Kelly
    June 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Been thinking of you a lot. 🙂

  11. Sarah P.
    June 12, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    I was *just* reading about your adominoplasty surgery. While I’m very pro-Be Proud of your Mama Stripes etc. etc., this most certainly is a horse of a different color! What pain you have been in! I couldn’t imagine missing out on lifting my little girl or tucking her in at night or bathing her. You sweet thing, I hope your recovery speeds up so you can experience more of your little sons’ adventures! Blessings and prayers for you!!! 🙂

  12. Chelley
    June 12, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    I love what someone else said that in a year this will all be a distant memory. Praying for your speedy recovery so you can resume spending time with those adorable boys!

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