Oct 21, 2005

good, good. surprisingly good!

I'm amazed how good i feel.

Had the surgery Wednesday. Turned out i not only had a herniated disk, but also a cyst on the disk that they had to remove. So now i'm paranoid about screwing things up, because if i do, it's back to the hospital, flat on my chest for a week while they drain the cyst.

But i digress.

Surgery went pretty dang smoothly. And again, i'm surprised how good i feel! Not much pain, and there's no pain at all in my right leg (where i had all the pain before). I also got these huge thigh-highs to help combat blood clots.

Again, i digress.

So far the diet has consisted of broth, jello and Popscicles. Yum. Oh well, doing anything other than peeing would hurt like hell.

The roommate was OK. She was an older woman who had a gallbladder surgery, and was nice to talk to, but wasn't very nice ( i thought) to the staff. Never said "please" or "thank you" to any of the nurses or staff there. I didn't think that was nice...these people work hard to be kind to people at some of the worst times of their lives. A kind word goes a l-o-n-g way, right?

Behold - the Queen of Digress!

Got home about 5pm yesterday and have been in our recliner ever since.

Brendan has been quite patient...he usually isn't the nursey type...his usual M.O. is to "throw some dirt on it, and get back in the game." But he's been really good, getting me jello, water, whatever i need. He even though enough to go to the medical supply store & rent a walker (for support when i do get out of the recliner) & a potty booster (do i need to explain that?).

He also got paperwork i need from the doctor today to send to the company that administers our STD. Took a look and imagine my surprise when i saw the date to return to work. 12/30/05.


Yikes. i wasn't expecting that. Minimum 6 weeks, possibly 8. But December 30th?

(although it would help with my Christmas shopping)

guess i'll just have to wait & see.

So thanks for your prayers, good thoughts & karma. Keep 'em coming. Moving up & down sucks big time (as you can imagine).

See you soon...

1 comment:

doodlebugmom said...

Hey Val
Glad you are home and doing well. Take it easy and give your body time to heal, it will be worth it in the long run :)

So sweet of your hunny to take care of you.


ps I agree with you on the "please and thank yous" Its nice to be appreciated