I’m home recouping finally after a eight day stay in the hospital. My surgery went very well, though I can’t recall much from the first day or so. I was told I was in surgery for 4 hours, at the hands of two skilled surgeons who took extra pains not to make the full stomach incision and to avoid cutting thru my muscle! I ended up with one 5 inch, one 2 inch and two 1 inch incisions when it was all said and done. Waking up I found that I had a NG tube in, a catheter and more tubes than I knew what for. I also had a very cool product called the “pain buster” that numbed my incision sites with tiny catheters delivering medication to the site directly. Believe me, every action to combat the pain was high in my book!! Still is!
While in the hospital I received gorgeous flowers from my family and friends, so many that the nurses loved coming into my room because it smelled so nice! And speaking of nurses, I was so blessed to have wonderful nurses my whole stay in the hospital….well, except for the one we nicknamed “Cabbage Patch” she was quite a flighty bird who I think forgot what she was suppose to be doing. But everyone else was wonderful and that makes a huge difference in how one heals in the hospital!
So now I’m home, which is the greatest feeling ever!!! My family has been absolutely wonderful in taking care of me and seeing to my needs, they are the best! My mom has been coming out to spend the day with me when Big D has had to go in for a meeting, and it’s so nice to just sit and visit with her. I had rented a bunch of classic movies that I haven’t seen so we started with “My Fair Lady” and will follow with “Casablanca,” and “Singing in the Rain.” I know the movies, but I have never watched them through, so nows the perfect time!
The hard parts over, so now to the healing. I am so glad to have the surgery over with and am looking forward to being pain free!! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, they are so very much appreciated.
Oh and by the way, I’m typing this on my new plum colored Dell Studio 17 laptop that my dear hubby bought me to help me “recoup” in comfort! He’s the best!