I got the girls off to school this morning and watched TV for a few minutes before Linda came and picked me up. I talked with Tom on the phone for a bit too. 🙂
We checked in this morning around 10 and only waited about 5 minutes. Then they took me back, I signed a bunch of papers and changed into my gown. It looks ridiculous of course, but a hose attaches to it and I can control the temperature. I just love these and have had them for all my surgeries. 🙂 Linda and I agreed that someone needs to make these for home use!
I’m not sure of the conversation between Linda and the nurse as the anesthesiologist was trying to find a vein to put my IV in, but I think because of it, I was able to keep my glasses on until I fell asleep and then I woke up with them on!!!!!!!! What a HUGE blessing that was. It was the first time I have ever seen the inside of the operating room. It was not as exciting as I thought it would be, but I am thankful everything was not totally blurry. I remember the anesthesiologist moving my arm and putting something in my IV and then I was waking up. 🙂 How lovely!!
Recovery went well at the Dr. – no nausea, not itching (YEA!!!!!) and I even remember Dr. Barker coming in and talking about the surgery!
When I got home I dozed in and out for a bit. I still feel a little loopy, but not too bad. I took 3 Tylenol because it was a little uncomfortable, and now, a few hours later, do not have any pain (except for a sore throat). We’ll see how it feels after everything they gave me during surgery has worn off. I of course have a stash of pain meds ready to go. 🙂
I just changed the gauze on the incisions as the blood was soaking through. They said that some oozing was normal. Yuck! I have a stash of gauze ready to go as well!
I guess that’s enough for one day. I am not supposed to use my right arm much, so Tom and the girls are taking care of Thanksgiving dinner and cleanup tomorrow. (I did prep. 4 things yesterday to help out though!) I am SO THANKFUL for a job that allows Tom to be off on the holidays!!
As I look back on the past year, I have so much to be thankful for. Last year on Thanksgiving, my right arm and part of my left arm were mostly numb, thanks to the neuropathy from the chemo. I was scared that would be permanent. This year, I have no neuropathy at all.
Last year I had no hair and was wearing hats all the time. This year, I have a cute pixie hair cut and only a few grey hairs!
Last year, I was wondering if it would be my last Thanksgiving. But here I am today, ready to celebrate all God has blessed us with.
I am so thankful for my wonderful husband, girls, parents, extended family and friends (many of whom have become like family). I sure don’t deserve any of them, but am so grateful that God has allowed me more time to spend with them. 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving and to God be the Glory!