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Surgery is Over

Monday, October 29, 2012

It has been a long day but surgery was a success. We left home at 6:30 and a good thing as there was a bit of a holdup getting checked in. We did get all checked in a few minutes after 7 and then they let us cool our heels for more than 30 minutes so guess I need not have worried about arriving late. The nurse finally came to get DH about 7:40 and told me they would let me come back once they got him ready for the surgery. After an hour, I questioned the lady at the desk and she said sometimes it takes longer for some patients and I should be patient so I walked the halls and waited some more!!! When it got to 2 hours, I went and insisted she call and find out what the problem was. They finally let me come back to see him but didn't get to visit much-they were still doing things and then the anesthesiolgy dr came to do his nerve block so I got sent back outside the curtain to wait. I did get to give him a kiss before they whisked him away to surgery at least.
I did meet the nurse who was going to be assisting with the surgery and she told me she would call me when they started. They sent me back out at 10:40 and she didn't call till 11:20 so not sure what took so long as she told me it usually took about 20 min prep once they got into the operating room.
After he call, I decided to get a bite. It was a bit of a challenge in the cafeteria, but I settled on a chicken breast and some steamed broccoli. I was glad when the nurse called about 12:30 to say that surgery was still in progress and she would call when it was finished. A little before 1 our friends, Don & Lin, stopped by and stayed with me until he was out of recovery. The dr came to talk to me about 2:15. He told me that surgery went well, but it ended up being more extensive than what he thought. He had 3 pages of pictures to show me what it looked like before and after he repaired things. He had a lot of technical terms but was certain that with everything wrong in there it is no wonder DH was in so much pain.
We finally got home around 5 and I got him settled in. I had to go to the clubhouse and get more ice for the bucket and get everything all hooked up. I finally got to sit down and relax about 6:30! Then the phone calls so now I am letting all my Spark friends know that DH is resting comfortably, he is going to need quite a bit of therapy but the dr thinks he will do fine.
I am very tired tonite so going to get some rest.
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    Get some much needed rest there girl............glad surgery went well..................now praying for a speedy recovery
    3032 days ago
    I am so happy the surgery is over. I was such a bear with the pain after my shoulder surgery but after 6 months that shoulder was in great shape. Just as long as he does shrugs and therapy he can fully recover. BUT boy that pain... is so real after it hurt more then my bad back before I recouped it even..

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    Praying for your patience, Chris
    3038 days ago
    Pat, thank you for letting us know how things went. I'm glad that the surgery went well, even tho' it took longer than originally expected. I'm praying for your DH's recovery, and for YOUR strength. I hope you won't be shy about asking your friends for help when you need it, even 'just' a break for yourself. Take good care of you, I know you'll do all you can for your DH.

    God bless you, and your DH.
    3039 days ago
    Glad the surgery went well! Hope your DH's recovery also goes well! Try to take good care of yourself too!
    3039 days ago
    Oh what a long day. Try and get a little rest. Thanks for letting us know. Take care
    3039 days ago
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    Thanks for the update. I hope you both get some rest.
    3039 days ago

    Yes, you had a very long day. I'm glad things went well and now your DH won't be in pain. How long is the recovery?

    Get lots of rest; you earned it.

    Sending hugs,

    3039 days ago
    Continued prayers for you both and Abbie.
    3039 days ago
    Thanks for the updated info. Glad you are home and all went well.
    Hoping you can get some well deserved rest tonight.
    May Bill's days be with a quick response to healing.
    Take good care of yourself so you don't get too burned out!
    Good job on the healthy food choices once again.
    God Bless You Both! emoticon Bill
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    3039 days ago
    Get some sleep, dear friend! You've had a long day!
    3039 days ago
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    Wonderful that the surgery went well and that you are at home and settled in. Rest well tonight!
    3039 days ago
    Hope your DH gets to feeling better soon and everything heals fast and well. Hope you are able to rest well. Take care of yourself. Good Luck. Will say a prayer for your DH.
    3039 days ago
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    I didn't realize it was happening today! For some strange reason, I had the end of November in my mind. I'm so glad it's over and that the doc ended with positive news. You and dh both deserve some good rest. I hope the recovery isn't too hard on you! emoticon
    3039 days ago
    Rest Well. Glad all things are going okay for dh. :-) emoticon
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    God Bless you and your Hubby...
    3039 days ago
    happy for you both that it all went well.
    3039 days ago
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