Well, we survived our first night at home. I never was all that annoyed when nurses woke me up in the middle of the night in the hospital to check my vital signs, give me meds or whatever. They might have been a tad too perky for 3:00 AM but I fell right back to sleep and knew I was still alive and doing fine. At home..well no one was waking me up but I was awake…with a killer backache. I hated to wake Jerry for pain meds…It was tolerable. Then my dressing started leaking…figured out how to fix that with a towel. But when the feeding tube pump started beeping at 3:45 it was time to wake the poor guy up. He promptly and cheerfully fixed the pump issue, changed my dressing and gave me more pain meds…and thankfully went back to sleep. How do people do this without a Jerry and Sean?
All’s well. We both took naps this afternoon and I’m feeling SO much better.
Jerry got me a heating pad today…LOVE it. Wish I could fall asleep with it but it says DO NOT SLEEP WITH HEATING PAD ON….Oh well, I still love it. And as you can see below, we went out for a little walk. It was 78 and sunny…God, do I love sunshine. I can’t tell you how much I loved just soaking it all in. It was total heaven.
I was reading my doctor’s report on the surgery today. EVERYTHING is on my website…they are so transparent. It described the surgery in minute detail and I understood about 1/10 of it….like I understood “the lady was positioned on her back.” and “her arms are tucked and padded” but the best one was at the end “the instrument and sponge count were correct” I cracked up. Glad I’m not walking around with an extra sponge in me.
This is not fun. I told Jerry and Sean that if someone offered me the choice of fifty million dollars or turning the clock back and having none of this happen, I’d pass on the money and go for the none of this happened. My sister, Eileen, suggested that maybe next week when I feel better I’ll reconsider the offer and take the money. She’s probably right. Next week, if I’m feeling good, I might be willing to go through this for a cool million. Who knows.