Alone or together?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I had surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago. A total abdominal hysterectomy. I have been recovering very well, some times I think a little to well. What I mean by this is that I realize I am a very strong person but also a stubborn person. 1 week after surgery I went to my husband's 25th class reunion, 2 weeks postop I drove 2 hours by myself to see my granddaughter. What I am not very good at is asking for help of saying no to others. ( No dear I can't go to a party 1 week after surgery , or could you please help me finish getting ready for Christmas). This inability to ask for help or say no sometimes leaves me very frustrated and when I get frustrated I turn to food. For years it has been where I have found solace and comfort. This is a situation of my own creating. It worked for me growing up in a dysfunctional family but now it serves no real purpose. My husband is an amazing man who would do anything for me if I would just let him. I am blessed with great friends and family so why this inability to give up old habits? I think it goes back to that stubborn streak. ( I can do it on my own!) Well you know what I have been realizing. I can't do anything on my own. We were not created to be lone creatures. So I am stepping out and asking for help from all of you. Let's start now ( not wait until the start of the new year) together through sparkpeolple.com we can all do this. We can achieve our fitness and health goals. I am ready are you?
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    I'm with you sister! Don't jump in too deep though you need a little more recovery time. It really is better for you in the long run.

    I'm a stuborn super woman too and it is hard to take or ask of help from others. I had to learn the hard way. I'm much better at it now than I used to be.

    We're you planning on the surgery? I had to have the same a few years back and some other stuff repaired and put back up where it belonged at the same time. After it was over I kept wondering why I had put it off for soooo long!

    3888 days ago
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