Very special thanks to JJ and Keith who got me to the hospital Tuesday and brought me home then and yesterday too. And for Amanda and John who , though they were physically exhausted, stopped for groceries for me so I could have something easy to digest over the weekend.
The surgery seemed like a whirlwind. I had only been off the Plavix for 4 days, so the risk of bleeding was very present during and after surgery. All went as planned and quite well. Not sure why I was in recovery for 2 hours rather than the 45min-hr they suggested. Afterward, before I went home, the anesthesiologist came to talk to JJ and me about a situation that happened in the OR- he said I anesthetized easily, but I am very difficult to intubate. He gave me copies of his note from my chart to give to the next guy who has to intubate me- let's hope NEVER. :)
Last evening was pretty good. Once I got home, I went directly to bed, did not pass go, did not collect $200.. oh, wait, that's Monopoly.. let's see...... I went to bed and ...hmmm I dont' remember much for the next few hours. I got up later on and had Jello, and drank half of a bottle of Ensure. Not bad. I'm finding I don't want to eat/drink much at any one time- seems to aggravate my belly. I'm learning a whole new way of eating.
As of yesterday, I've lost 8 # since Feb 10th. This is a good thing- but I wish nausea was not the main reason. Dressings are dry. YAY! They are 4 tiny little patches like small bandaids.
This morning I feel much better, though I am just not sure how long I'll be on my feet. I seem to use up all my energy just having a cup of tea or coffee, or jello like last evening. Haven't had a pain pill since last evening, but I probably should 'just because'.
I may have a half banana this morning , compliments of my best friend Sandi and Rick. In next post I shall get that picture on the blog. The potted flower is gorgeous, and the fruit is perfect! Every piece just grown to perfection. Thanks to both of you!
I want to thank you all for prayer all week too. It works and does so very well. God is merciful and He is the Great Physician whom I love and trust. Thanks, Vince, for being there for us yesterday as well.
More later.. I need to go back and lay down again