Saturday, December 1, 2007
Everything went well on Thursday for my surgery. I was a little weepy when I had to tell Kevin goodbye right before they wheeled me back to the ice cold surgery room. It seemed like we waited forever for the Anesthesiologist to get there, but as soon as he did, I was in la-la land. This time has been the hardest for me in the recovery area. I woke up with my whole body shaking and with a lot of pain. I remember thanking God that it was over at that time. The nurse gave me something for the shakes and morphine for the pain...then onto the next recovery room where Kevin would be allowed to see me finally. I threw up a couple of times in that room. Before I could leave the hospital, I had to drink something, have my pain at a tolerable level and use the restroom. I was guessing that we would be home somewhere between 5 and 6, but it wasn't until 9pm when we arrived home because of my inability to use the restroom. I was finally able to go when they threatened to use a catheter...scared the pee right out of me. :) Thanks a ton to my sister for keeping the kids a few extra hours for us. My mom was here yesterday and cleaned my house. Thanks mom! Thanks also to all who prayed, called, sent cards & brought meals. What a blessing my friends & family are to me!