Friday, September 23, 2016
Today is Friday and it has been a long 3 days since surgery. We were at the hospital before 7 a.m. and was told surgery would be at 12. Ok, that is fine. I finally got to surgery about 1:15 p.m. That was ok with me. I did talk to the sleeping dr. (can't spell right name) and he assured me he would give me nausea meds so I would definitely not be sick--he lied. Dr. Mark said I would be able to go home Tuesday and drive Wednesday--he lied. First I was nauseated almost all Tuesday night, did not get to a room until after 6 p.m. because I was so sick (I wondered how I could since I had not had anything by mouth since about 9 p.m. Monday night) and even Wednesday had trouble standing any length of time without getting light headed and nauseated again. I did get to come home Wednesday afternoon and did ok riding in the car. But once home, I was ok sitting up but again, not long standing. I did get a bath--about 2 minutes but the water felt good. Donna put a dry bandage on and to bed I went.
Now I am through whining and moaning. I know I am better and the surgery was a success because my legs do not have the sharp pain they did have. I would be ok if I had been told up front the surgery--no matter how minor--was painful. I took Dr. Mark at his word--hardly any down time. I thought it would be like my foot surgeries--do like you are told and not hit the site and all would be well. LOL
I am not a good patient--am a much better care-giver. I will just try to pull up my "big-girl" panties and keep on keeping on. Exercise is not a thing on my list right now. I am really enjoying doing a log roll to get out of bed.
Thanks for all the good wishes, prayers, and good thoughts. I know it would have been a 100 times worse without them. Love y'all and keep praying.
((HUGS)) Linda Kay