You know how when something hurts, people have the tendency to grab it? You stub your toe and your hand immediately goes to your foot, and you end up hopping about on one appendage until the initial shock has worn off. A woman in labor often cradles her contracting abdomen- this is considered normal. Hit your elbow on the counter top? Soothe it with the other arm, rubbing the pain away. Toothache? Hold your jaw in your hand. Normal pain reactions all.
So what do you do when you’re recovering from a hysterectomy and rectocele? You get a zing of pain through the afflicted area- and you can’t just walk around clutching your va-jay-jay until the pain wears off. I chased Gabe around the chapel last Sunday because he was being a stinker before church, then sat down and endured both the sermon and horrible stabbing pains shooting up my girlie bits. Instinct says- hold the owie. Propriety says squirm quietly in your seat with tears in your eyes and don’t draw attention to your reproductive organs EVEN IF YOU ARE DYING. That’s what I do.
But sometimes at home, when I’m all alone, I grab it. Can’t help it.
Also- I hit the 8 week mark! I started lifting again! AND NOW I’M IN PAIN AGAIN.
I’m going to go hold my bits and watch a movie.