Exactly 5 days ago today I would of been in the Operating Room having my Total Thyroidectomy! It's so crazy to think about how quickly my body has healed and continues to heal each and everyday.
When I came home the inside of my throat was sore (felt almost like Strep Throat) and my arms, chest, and neck felt very stiff, sore, and tight. Today when I woke up my throat no longer felt like I had Strep Throat and I'm able to move around without having my chest and arms hurt. My throat where the incision was made is still a bit stiff/tight and the pain is more like an uncomfortable feeling now and I've only been taking some Extra Strength Advil before bed.
Yesterday was a big day for me, I was able to have a shower and wash my hair without getting my neck wet. Actually washing my body and hair was exhausting and took a lot of my energy but once it was all said and done I felt AMAZING :)
In the next few days I'm going to start introducing more vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds into my diet as I want to eat more clean. Right now I've just been eating things that are easy for me to grab (sandwiches, soup, Ensure, etc). as my energy level is still pretty low and it would take a lot out of me to be standing in the kitchen making my meals. I'm not 100% sure what my diet is going to consist of as of yet, I just know I want to cut out the process foods. I originally thought about doing a juice fast but I think I'm going to hold off on that and instead just incorporate juicing into my diet.
Okay well I'm off to rest and relax with my cats and I'll try to come back in a few days with an update :)
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