The First Few Days At Home…A Visit From My Sister, Girls Night, and Relaxing with my Pups

Hi friends!!  I am so excited to get back to regular blogging.  It may take me a little while, but I have missed blogging so much.  With all the free time I had in the hospital, you would think I would have blogged more, but honestly there wasn’t much to talk about.  I also had very little energy every day, which was saved for my laps around the nurse’s station with my IV pole. 🙂

Life has been nothing short of beautiful and amazing since I have been home.  I have spent a LOT of time outside, which has been so wonderful (I only went outside twice during my whole stay in the hospital).  I seriously feel like I got released from prison when I got discharged.  It is so nice not to be attached to anything and to be able to spend so much time out in nature.  The fresh air has never felt so good.

Today’s post is going to be a little update since getting out of the hospital and being home.  I have a few different posts planned to discuss what has been happening around here since being home (I have a whole post on all the crazy physically changes I’ve been through), but today we will just start with the first few days after being discharged and what they looked like.

My surgery was on a Friday and I got released from the hospital on Sunday.  I was ready to go HOME!  I was BEYOND excited to see my sweet babies.  I missed them so much while I was in the hospital.  Hospitals should be dog friendly.  I would have been a lot less sad if my puppies had been with me. 😉 

Sweet Callie had to be on a leash because she LOVES to jump up on me and we had to be really careful with my incision.  They were just as happy to see me as I was to see them.  They followed me everywhere and Callie did not leave my side for the next week.  

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My sister flew in from Dallas a couple days after I got home to help take care of me.  Last time she was taking care of me she was studying for her law school finals.. this time she was busy studying for the bar!  She got all the smarts in the family. 😉  My little brother and dad spent a lot of time at my house, along with my mom too who cleaned and cleaned so that I would just rest.  

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We spent the days relaxing and even made it to my mom’s pool a few times to lay outside, which was so nice.  My mom took us to get our nails done, which felt amazing.  I felt so gross and grungy while staying in the hospital so it was nice to get a little pampered.  

My mom invited my besties, Lissa and Rachael, over on Friday night for a girls night.  She bought my sister and I matching pajamas for her graduation and made sure to get some for Rachael and Lissa for our girls night.  My mom is the cutest.  

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We made lots of appetizers and pizzas to munch on while we puzzled.  

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My sister’s boyfriend’s mom sent me this fun puzzle that you get to color once it is all put together.  

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We all had a blast chatting and completing the puzzle.

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Then we celebrated some birthdays with some chocolate cake!

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Rachael and my sister’s birthdays are in June and Lissa’s is in July so we had lots to celebrate! 

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We pulled out some champagne for the occasion too.  These four girls are so important to me.  They all rallied and were beyond amazing during my stay in the hospital.  I am so lucky to have them all in my life.  

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The finished product!!

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How amazing is the rest of the care package that my sister’s boyfriend’s mom sent to me??  So thoughtful and sweet of her.  It made me feel so loved. 🙂 

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The pups were not ready for my sister to leave either.  

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I missed these kisses while I was away.  

This dog loves his stuffed friends. 🙂 

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Before dropping my sister off at the airport on Saturday, we lounged at my mom’s pool for a couple hours.  

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On Saturday evening I went to dinner with my mom and step-dad and our family friends (my husband was in Michigan for our friends’ wedding… I wasn’t able to travel that soon after surgery).  

 

 

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While I have a post coming on all the physically changes/challenges I went through/am still going through, I will say that the biggest challenge the first week after surgery was extreme exhaustion.  I couldn’t walk up the stairs without having to sit down immediately or stand for very long without having to lay down.  My body was so fatigued so I spent a lot of time watching shows and movies in bed or on the couch with my pups. 🙂  

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I took off two weeks from work after surgery, but started back on Monday this week.  I have never been more excited to work in my entire life. 🙂  My work is very flexible and my boss is extremely understanding so I am just taking it day by day and doing what I can.  I really love being back at home, in a routine, and most of all, being able to eat normally without getting sick or winding up in the ER.  Life can change in the blink of an eye, so I sure am appreciating my health like never before.  

I am SO glad to be back.. I have missed yall!!!  Tell me in the comments what you guys have been up to and how your summer is going!  I would love to hear!

Questions:

  1. What is new with you?
  2. Any fun summer plans on your agenda?
  3. Have you ever been hospitalized before?  Ever had surgery?

11 thoughts on “The First Few Days At Home…A Visit From My Sister, Girls Night, and Relaxing with my Pups

  1. What a miracle you are!!! Trying to stay cool in this Texas heat!! Look forward to seeing you once you are up to traveling!! Glad you are back to blogging!!! Yay Taylor!!!❤️👏😘

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  2. Could not be happier to read this post Taylor. SO happy you are on the road to recovery and have been able to enjoy some incredibly fun family/friend time. Also to be home with your babies has to be huge for you as well. I can’t imagine how difficult being in the hospital for so long has been. Keep taking it very easy and enjoying life in every way possible.

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  3. Could not be happier to read this post Taylor. SO happy you are on the road to recovery and have been able to enjoy some incredibly fun family/friend time. Also to be home with your babies has to be huge for you as well. I can’t imagine how difficult being in the hospital for so long has been. Keep taking it very easy and enjoying life in every way possible.

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    1. Thank you, Donna! You are the sweetest! I am so happy to be back with my babies. It is crazy because while I was in the hospital it felt like I would never get out, but now it already feels like such a distant memory. I am living life to the fullest because you never know what could happen. I have never been more happy for normalcy. Life is so great. I really appreciate you checking in on me while I was in the hospital. Blog friends are the best. I hope you have a wonderful day! xoxoxo

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  4. Soooo Happy you are recovering and finally pain free. I had a tonsillectomy at age 19 and two c-sections, but in my 69 years have never had an ordeal like you have. You are a very brave woman.

    Love, Aunt Bonnie 💕

    Belated Happy Birthday to Morgan!

    Today is Uncle Ken’s and my 48th wedding anniversary. Can’t believe it!!

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  5. Taylor,

    I know I am in no way a part of your day to day life but I can honestly say that you are a blessing to this world. I know that you have gone through a struggle that most people will never ever understand but know that if you need an ear to listen or someone to vent to, you have people there for you (even through the interwebs). 🙂

    Have a great afternoon!

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    1. Lindsay, you just made my day. You are such a sweetheart. I really appreciate your kinda words. I am just glad to have that awful experience behind me and grateful that it came to a wonderful end. I hope you have a great day!! xoxoxo

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