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Thanks for all the encouraging words! I've been doing really well. I seriously overdid it the other day and also got kicked in the gut by my 1yr old...not too pleasant when you're recovering from a hysterectomy.

I took 800mg of ibuprofin, applied a heat patch, ice pack, used a massage tool and meditation to ease the pain...all to no avail. I don't feel bad about taking a hydrocodone after trying all the other options. The only thing I didn't do was take a hot bath--that would have helped for sure, but I can't do that for another week or so when the incision has healed. I have only taken 3 since I stopped taking them for the high. I don't feel that this is a slip, because I am taking less than what is prescribed to me and I try other methods of coping with the pain before taking the pill.

I have come to the realization that there is a lot more to me than what I was giving myself credit for. I have a schedule that I stick to every day and my kids seem to be enjoying me more now.....that's a big plus!! I just can't wait until my doc clears me at my post-op appt!!

I intend to stay on this course and improve my life and the lives of my family.

Have a great weekend!