12 February 2010

Sugery done!


Step one of reconstruction surgery is now complete! Checked into St. Mary's at 10 and got my IV in with only one try! Then we played the waiting game. They didn't get me back until 12:50. I went to the surgical theater (did you know that was the name of the room where they do surgery?) went onto the bed, strapped my arms down and then gave me anthestics through my IV. That is the last I remember until I was in recovery.

In recovery I complained a lot about the pain. I was given pain pills that helped some. I was planning to go home but then the nurse said my oxygen levels were too low and that I needed stay overnight. So I did, slept well and my oxygen levels got better and better. I was dismissed at around 11.

When we got home Bob had fixed us meal of chicken, brown rice and roasted butternut squash. It was so good and it was so easy to eat. Bob organized my meds and then we watched some Tv, this new show called Past Life. Decided to go to bed and after wiggling my way into a comfortable sleeping position... I crashed!

Today's goal is to manage the pain and rest. My post op appt is Monday!


  1. Hi sweet friend! I'm so glad to get an update and to see you're doing okay. I hope your meds will keep you pain free. I'm thinking of you and sending up prayers.


  2. Oh Terri, so good to see your smiling blog! I'm sending you lots of healing prayers. So glad you have such a lovely "nurse" to help you mend!

  3. Dear, dear Terri ...
    I am thrilled to know you came through surgery with flying colors and you are on the road to recovery.

    Stay strong, be a good patient and ..........
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Praying for a speedy and pain free recovery!! Stay strong and keep blogging...I LOVE your posts! :)

  5. Been thinking of you and sending prayers. Glad to hear your in the comforts of your own home. Rest and take care of yourself.
    Keep strong.

  6. I have missed your posts and am thankful that you are home and I pray you will have a speedy recovery. You are in my prayers Terri.

  7. Hey there, Cutie! You're such a good sport for posing for us on that very uncomfortable looking bed. Good to hear that you're home now after a night in the hospital. It's crazy how fast they want to give folks the boot in the first place. Good for you to have low oxygen levels so you had to stay for a little more TLC. Speaking of TLC, sounds as if your beloved is doing a great job in that department. Rest easy and is this your school vacation week? Goodness you know how to ruin/use a perfectly good week! :D

  8. When are we going to get to see the girls????
    Photos, please!!!

  9. you have been so prayed for! how thrilled i am to see that smile!

  10. So good to see you smiling! And so nice to know that Bob is taking such excellent stellar care of you!!!



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