Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Much Better Place

Wow, what a few weeks. So . . highlights since I last posted.

My surgery on April 21 was cancelled. I was devastated. They could have told me SO differently. All it would have taken was, "we can't do the surgery at the surgery center because of your elevated blood sugar, BUT we can do it at the hospital in the next day or so." Instead, they just said we can't do the surgery today and will get you rescheduled. I walked out to the car and just cried. I cried all day. That night, got a phone call--can you come in tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. for the surgery? Yes, I was confused but not about to argue.

So . . . I had the surgery. Lots of details there, but bottom line, it went fine. Nurses were wonderful. Throwing up wasn't. They ended up keeping me overnight because of the blood sugar levels. My handsome hubby spent the night next to me, and we were both reminded--at 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30, why no one actually rests in the hospital. I got to come home the next day.

Since then, I'm healing up. I took two full weeks off and I am using them to nap, read, write letters, watch movies, check blood sugar and blood pressure levels, and repeat. Today is my follow up appointment.

Do my back and legs feel better than before surgery? No doubt about it. Not a single leg/foot/toe/ankle cramp since I had it done. Muscles still twitching but I am guessing that is a separate issue. Nice super glued scar on my back. I will know more of how much original pain is GONE when this pain is gone. Right now I can't get through the day without pain pills yet.

I have a week of recovery time left and one of those days (Sunday) is my birthday. My hope is that I feel well enough to go out and do something fun. So far, my biggest foray out of the house has been to get a cup of coffee or go to the bank. Goodwill might send out a rescue party soon since I am sure they think I have been kidnapped by now.

Thanks for checking in, for sending cards and saying prayers and holding me close in your hearts. I know every bit of that has helped the recovery process. Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

Hi Tami! I got your card, happy to hear you are well. Will reply soon. :)


Jacki said...

Hugs hugs hugs...and more hugs! I have books for you, my friend!