Recovery at last?

As many of you probably know by now, on Thursday I had back surgery. It went well, and I will hopefully recover fully, though it is a bit early still to be sure. Unfortunately I had an allergic reaction to the anaesthetics and/or pain meds, so I spent most of the day wretchedly sick and unable to keep anything down, but happily I recovered by next morning and was able to have quite a nice weekend. I have been in surprisingly little pain, though I am still quite sore, especially in my hip/leg area, but this may just be that the nerve is still inflamed after being irritated for so long. At least I hope so, time will tell. It's almost like I don't dare to believe that it will all soon be over after eight months of pain.

I have to say that I have received so much love and support from my friends and followers all over the world throughout this ordeal, and for that I am truly deeply thankful and very moved. These uplifting words and healing thoughts have carried me through the pain and anxiety and left me feeling loved and blessed, and I will forever feel grateful about it.

I was well enough by Saturday to walk around a bit and get dressed up to celebrate the 17th of May, Norway's Constitution Day! It was also the 200-year anniversary of our constitution, when Norway took its first step towards being an independent country after 400 years under Danish rule. I had originally planned to wear a bunad, the national costume, for the first time, as my grandmother has put hers at my disposal (it looks like this), and really wanted to go to Oslo to properly celebrate in the capital, but because of the surgery this was not to be. I didn't even get the chance to put the bunad on, as it was still at my grandparents' house. So I was pretty disappointed, but all I could do was make the best of it. And I did get ice cream, which was the most important thing. You can't not have ice cream on the 17th of May.


My hair was weird that day - half wavy and half straight. Don't know why that happened.

The past few days have been about gradually building up my strength without putting too much strain on my back, so I just take things very easy and don't walk too far, mainly just stroll around in the garden periodically and lie down in between. I wish I could just spend all my time outside these days, though; the weather is so lovely and warm!

Have you ever had to undergo surgery? What was your experience like?

 

~*Branna*~

14 kommentarer

thefashionablemom

19.05.2014 kl.12:12

Wow digger hårfarge ditt! Utrolig fint!

Branna Laurelin

19.05.2014 kl.12:30

thefashionablemom: Tusen takk!

~Gaiadóttir~

19.05.2014 kl.13:06

Så godt å høre at du har det bra <3 :D Kommer du på Oslo Middelalderfestival? :)

Jeg opererte blindtarmen da jeg var 7. Det var skummelt og ubehagelig, men jeg kom meg raskt til hektene igjen :p Jeg har et ganske tydelig arr, hehe. Folk som opererer blindtarmen i dag får bare en liten prikk til arr, så mye har tydeligvis utviklet seg på bare de få årene :) Men det er genetisk - faren min opererte også da han var ung, så håper ikke mine eventuelle fremtidige barn må gå gjennom det samme... hvis jeg i det hele tatt får noen :p

Branna Laurelin

19.05.2014 kl.13:29

~Gaiadóttir~: Takk :) Jeg vet ikke helt, er litt redd for å overanstrenge meg, så får se det litt an. Mest sannsynlig må jeg ta det med ro, så da blir det vanskelig.

Huff ja, det høres veldig skummelt ut når du var så liten, ja :(

Lugburz

19.05.2014 kl.14:23

Maks dårlig timing av operasjon :p. Men jeg antar at det er verdt det hvis ryggen ordner seg nå :).

~Gaiadóttir~

19.05.2014 kl.14:26

Håper du føler deg bra nok til å stikke innom en liten tur <3 Er ikke det samme uten deg :9

Branna Laurelin

19.05.2014 kl.16:08

Lugburz: Ja, det var virkelig dårlig timing :p Men ja, alt er verdt det hvis det slutter å gjøre vondt!

Branna Laurelin

19.05.2014 kl.16:09

~Gaiadóttir~: Vi får se, da :) Det er bilturen frem og tilbake som er det største hinderet, egentlig.

Juvelee Ceveneth

19.05.2014 kl.18:06

It's so beautiful to know that you're finally on your way to health once again! I've only known a few who have experienced back surgery and you're a warrior for trekking on through the way you have. Comfort is on it's way back to you dearest, soon it will return - I'm sure! For now, do whatever it takes to promote a healthy, healing back. I'll be sending you lots of love and healing :) You look divine as always. <3

Branna Laurelin

20.05.2014 kl.12:46

Juvelee Ceveneth: Thank you so much! You're so kind <3 I can safely say I have felt your healing thoughts through this process, and it has helped me a lot! Thank you ^_^

Pia Amariel

20.05.2014 kl.17:13

Det er veldig godt å høre at det gikk såpass bra og at du, ihvertfall høres ut til, å komme deg bra (:

Som Kama sier håper jeg du føler deg i form til å ta turen inn til Oslo denne helga du også. Det hadde vært koselig å treffe deg (:

Fru S.

20.05.2014 kl.21:55

Veldig glad for å høyre at operasjonen ser ut til å ha vore vellukka, håper du snart er tilbake til normalen igjen. Riktig god betring så lengde <3

Sjølv har eg kun hatt ein operasjon, nemleg fjerning av blindtarmen då eg var 12 år. Vart meir dramatisk enn det skulle ha vore, då blindtarmen sprakk under operasjonen. Måtte bli på sjukehuset nesten ein månad med intravenøs antibiotika, men det gjekk heldigvis fint og no har eg berre 3 små arr (kikkhullsoperasjon). Satser på at eg aldri må operere noko igjen :)

Branna Laurelin

21.05.2014 kl.13:52

Pia Amariel: Tusen takk! Det er mulig jeg tar en tur på lørdagen, men må være helt sikker på om jeg tåler det først :) Jeg blir nemlig så fort sliten, og er ikke sikker på om jeg orker bilturen. Men jeg skal prøve!

Branna Laurelin

21.05.2014 kl.13:56

Fru S.: Tusen takk :) Huff, hørtes skummelt ut med den blindtarmoperasjonen din, og det må jo ha vært utrolig kjedelig å måtte bli der en hel måned! Jeg fikk heldigvis dra hjem samme dag, i det minste. Så godt det gikk bra med deg, og håper du slipper det jeg også.

Pia Amariel

22.05.2014 kl.00:48

Ja, du må bare se an dagsformen. En kan jo bare kjøpe billett ved inngangen, så det er jo heldigvis ingen tidsfrist sånn sett. Krysser ihvertfall fingrene for at du er i fin form og opplagt nok til å være der (:

Branna Laurelin

22.05.2014 kl.13:34

Pia Amariel: Tusen takk igjen! :)

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Branna Laurelin

Branna Laurelin

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I have a great love for all things fantastical, fairytale-ish. Irish, Celtic and Norse. My biggest passion is playing the harp, but I also love playing my tin whistles/flute and making fantasy jewellery. I have a Bachelor's degree in the Irish language (also covering Celtic civilization, literature and mythology) from the University of Oslo, which I am very proud of even if I can't use it for anything career-wise. This blog is all about the things I like and involve myself in, and hopefully I may be of some inspiration to others.

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