Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Surgery Day!

Surgery went well today, all I really know is it's the best sleep I ever get! We (Jeff and I) around 6:30, then they had me change into the gown. Next the nurse came in and asked me to sign a few more papers and answer a few more questions. Then she handed me marker and told me to right the world YES on both knees, then the DR came in and initialed it. I had to do that for my mastectomy too, that made a little  more sense.  I imagine it is to make sure that surgery isn't done on the wrong knee or whatever body part!

I walked into the surgery room and then in just a few minutes, I woke up and I was in the recovery room with my dear friend the nurse taking care of me. Of course all I could think of was how nauseated I was. Not as bad as in the past, but still that is one feeling I really don't like.

They brought me out in a wheel chair and put me in the car and by10:00 am we were home. I went straight to bed for the better part of the day. Tonight, I have been in the recliner chair with my legs elevated and ice packs on my knees.

I guess because it is getting late that would explain why more things are beginning to hurt. I am walking to and from the bathroom or bedroom but very slow. It is getting more painful as the evening comes on but isn't that always the way it is. When I am sick, hurt, worried or always gets worse at night.

I pray that I will be able to get some sleep. Thanks so much for your calls, dinner, rides and emails. So far this surgery was much easier than my last one and for that I am grateful. Need to lay down, wish me luck getting there...everyone is in bed. However we did take the baby monitor that we have here for Jenny, and Jeff is using it tonight just in case I need him during the night. I am not sure how that will work, since he sleeps so sound, but at least I don't feel so alone down here.

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love."  ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

I am just grateful that it is over and pray now that I heal properly. Good night dear friends!

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